A loan of $100 helped to buy housing materials for renovation and repairs.

Celerina's story

Mrs. Celerina C. is from the barangay of Catadman in Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. She is the 62-year-old wife of Epefanio. They are blessed with 2 children, one who is married with a family and the other who is an office worker. Celerina runs a sari-sari (variety) store, earning about PHP 1,000 a month while her husband earns about PHP 6,000 as a construction worker. Their children also help out with finances in times of need.

Celerina joined PMPC in 2005 to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and from her previous business. Celerina has successfully repaid a PHP 3000 loan and is now requesting her fourth loan, for 4000 PHP, to purchase housing materials needed for renovation and repairs.

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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