A loan of $125 helped to purchase fertilizers to strengthen the soil for farming.

Juanita's story

Juanita T. is from the village of Mohon. She is 49 years old. Juanita is married and has 1 adult-aged children. To make a living, Juanita owns & operates a corn farming business in the agriculture sector raising crops. While not the only means for generating revenue, her main source of income for this business comes primarily from planting & harvesting corn for sale. Juanita has been engaged in her business for over 20 years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2005, Juanita joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and business activities. Juanita has successfully repaid previous loans from PMPC. Juanita is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This loan will be the 7th loan taken out by Juanita from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.

About PMPC:

Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.

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