A loan of $1,125 helped to purchase additional flowers and pesticides.

Romula's story

Romula B. is from the city of Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental. She is 54 years old, married, and has 3 adult-aged children. She owns and operates a flower vending business and she is now expanding delivery into neighboring towns. Romula has managed this business for more than 8 years and earns approximately 9,000 PHP a month from it.

Romula joined PMPC to gain access to financial help to improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She successfully repaid her previous loan of 50,000 PHP from PMPC. Romula is requesting a new loan, her 13th, of 50,000 PHP, which will be used to invest in expanding her business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.

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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