A loan of $275 helped to purchase accessories for computers.


Melissa's story

Melissa L. is from the village of Calamba. She is 46 years old, married and has adult-aged children. Melissa owns and operates an Internet cafe. Melissa has been involved in her business for over 1 year and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month from it.

In 2004, Melissa joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Melissa has successfully repaid a previous loan of 12,000 PHP from PMPC, which was used as additional capital for her business. Melissa is requesting a new loan, her 7th, of 12,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase accessories for computers.

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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