A loan of $550 helped to purchase additional inventory and working capital.

Lolita's story

Lolita L. is from the village of Upper Loboc. She is 50 years old. Lolita is married and has an adult child. To make a living, Lolita owns and operates a "lechon" (roasted pig) business. The main source of income for the business comes from providing "lechon" to local community members. Lolita has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 15,000 Philippine pesos a month for this activity.

In 2009, Lolita joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lolita has successfully repaid a previous loan from PMPC, a Kiva partner.

Lolita is requesting a new loan of 25,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional inventory and working capital. This will be the fourth loan taken out by Lolita 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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