A loan of $225 helped to invest in expanding her business.


Belen's story

Belen P. is from the village of Eastern Poblacion. She is 33 years old and is married with three school-aged children.

Belen owns and operates a fishing business, harvesting and selling ocean-caught fish in the local community. She has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Belen joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 12,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional fish to sell.

Belen is requesting a new loan of 10,000 PHP which will be used to invest in expanding her business. This loan will be her 4th 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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