A loan of $125 helped to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale.

Rebecca's story

Rebecca G. is from the village of Minaog. She is 56 years old, is married, and has five adult children.

Rebecca owns and operates a business making and selling food, selling barbecue in the local community (the photo shows Rebecca with a customer). Rebecca has been engaged in her business for over two years and earns approximately 2,000 PHP a month.

In 2007, Rebecca 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 14,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to used to purchase pigs for lechon (Philippine-style roasted pig) to sell in the community.

Rebecca is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. This loan will be her 6th 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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