A loan of $225 helped to purchase additional construction materials and to pay for labor for house improvement.

Charlyn's story

Charlyn M. is from the village of Antipolo. She is 27 years old, is married, and has one infant child.

Charlyn owns and operates a business raising pigs for sale. She has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 1,750 PHP average a month.

In 2008, Charlyn 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 7,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase pig feed and other supplies.

Charlyn is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional construction materials and to pay the cost of labor for house improvement. This loan will be her 5th from PMPC. She plans to have a little bit more of a comfortable shelter for her family to live in.

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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