A loan of $125 helped for house repair.


Lina's story

Lina C. is from the village of Mabini. She is 34 years old, married and has one school-aged child. To make a living, Lina owns and operates a business venture in the food sector making and selling food. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling snacks and other delicacies in the local community. Lina has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 1,600 PHP a month for these activities. In 2005, Lina joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Lina has successfully repaid a previous loan of 2,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used as additional capital for her business. Lina is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used for house repair. This loan will be the fifth loan taken out by Lina from PMPC. 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. *Note: To maximize efficiency and reduce costs, this loan was posted using a template to automate the translation by Kiva. Given that manual translation of entrepreneur profiles is costly, Kiva created this template for our Field Partner to allow them to continue to post loans in English while providing quality and accurate information to Kiva lenders.



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