A loan of $650 helped to purchase housing materials.

Shirley's story

Mrs. Shirley M. is from the town of Calamba, Misamis Occidental. She is 63 years old, a widow, and is blessed with five adult children.

Shirley has a monthly pension of 3,000 PHP and an allotment from her sons from abroad of 5,000 PHP monthly.

In 2004, Shirley joined PMPC to access its programs and services. Recently, she's obtaining her 10th loan in the amount of 30,000 PHP which will be used to purchased housing materials.

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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