A loan of $325 helped to purchase raw ingredients needed to make food products for sale.

Alma's story

Alma T. is from the village of Dela Paz. She is 48 years old. Alma is married and has adult children. To make a living, Alma owns and operates a snack vending business making and selling food. The main source of income for the business comes from selling snacks and other delicacies in the local community. Alma has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2004, Alma joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Alma has successfully repaid a previous loan from PMPC. Alma is requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make food products for sale. This will be the 10th loan taken out by Alma 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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