A loan of $150 helped to purchase fertilizer such as manure.

Elvie's story

Elvie N. is from the village of Colupan Settlement, Tudela, Misamis Occidental. She is 29 years old, is married, and has two school-aged children.

Elvie owns and operates a business planting and harvesting a variety of vegetables for sale. She has been engaged in her business for over eleven years and earns approximately 1,200 PHP a month.

In 2009, Elvie joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise.

Elvie is requesting a new loan of 7,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizer such as manure. This loan will be her 3rd from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay her children’s tuition fees.

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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