A loan of $1,125 helped additional inventory & working capital.


Estrellita's story

Estrellita T. is from Turno, Dipolog City. She is 42 years old and married. To make a living, Estrellita owns & operates a specialized retail store. The main source of income for the business comes from selling clothes, bags & shoe products in the local community. Estrellita has been engaged in her business for over 1 year and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.

In 2010, Estrellita joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. This will be Estrellita’s 1st loan 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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