A loan of $450 helped to invest in expanding her business.


Erlinda's story

Erlinda M. is from the village of Upper Puntod. She is 53 years old, is married, and has eleven adult children.

Erlinda owns and operates a business planting and harvesting rice for sale. She has been engaged in her business for over thirty years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.

In 2001, Erlinda 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 20,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase fertilizer such as manure.

Erlinda is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding her business. This loan will be her 15th 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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