A loan of $325 helped additional capital to buy more products to sell.


Amelita's story

Amelita B. is from the village of Siare, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte. She is 60 years old, married and has seven adult children. To make a living, Amelita owns a general store. The other source of income for the family comes from her husband who works as a carpenter. Amelita has been engaged in her business for 28 years and earns approximately 6,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Amelita joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Amelita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 7,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Amelita is requesting a new loan of 14,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory and for working capital. This loan will be the 5th loan taken out by Amelita from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to continue to improve her business.

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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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 4, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: May 4, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)