A loan of $325 helped to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Susan's story

Susan A. is from the village of Owaon. She is 41 years old. Susan is married and has 5 adult children. To make a living, Susan owns & operates a business venture in the agriculture sector, raising crops. The main source of income for the business comes from planting & harvesting rice for sale. Susan has been engaged in her business for over 30 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP average per month for these activities.

In 2007, Susan joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Susan has successfully repaid a previous loan of 3,000 PHP from PMPC. Susan is requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This will be the 5th loan taken out by Susan 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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