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Total loan: $475
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A loan of $475 helped to invest in expanding her business.


Erlinda's story

Erlinda T. is from the village of Bato. She is 53 years old. Erlinda is married and has 1 adult-aged child. To make a living, Erlinda 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. Erlinda has been engaged in her business for over 5 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2005, Erlinda joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Erlinda has successfully repaid a previous loan of 20,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase additional inventory and working capital. Erlinda is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP, which will be used to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be the 10th loan taken out by Erlinda 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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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: August 18, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: August 18, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)