A loan of $450 helped to purchase additional products to sell.

Camila's story

Camila A. is from the village of Fatima. She is 58 years old. Camila is widowed and has seven grown children. To make a living, Camila owns and operates a business, selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap and toothpaste in the local community. Camila has been engaged in her business for over fifteen years and earns approximately $113 a month from this activity.

In 2009, Camila joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Camila has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Camila is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which also will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be her 2nd loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated improve her business.

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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