A loan of $1,000 helped a member to invest in expanding her business.

Marianita Yabo Group's story

Marianita Y. is from the village of Puntod, Lopez Jaena. She is 39 years old and is the group leader of a three-member group loan offered by PMPC. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are all collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone is delinquent or defaults.

Marianita is married and has six school-aged children. She owns and operates a fishing business, harvesting and selling ocean-caught fish in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over three years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Marianita 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 to purchase additional fish to sell.

Marianita is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding her business. This loan will be her 4th 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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In this group: Marianita, Elsie, Elaine
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