A loan of $275 helped to purchase livestock feed and other supplies.

Esterlina's story

Esterlina V. is from the village of Silongon in Tudela,Misamis Occidental. She is 57 years old. Esterlina is married and has 4 adult children. To make a living, Esterlina raises and sells pigs. Esterlina has been engaged in her business for over 24 years and earns approximately 3,400 PHP a month from these activities.

In 2004, Esterlina joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Esterlina has successfully repaid a previous loan of 6,000 PHP from PMPC. She used her previous loan to buy piglets to raise and sell. Esterlina is requesting a new loan of 12000 PHP to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. This will be Esterlina's 12th loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to support her immediate 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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