A loan of $700 helped to purchase feed for her pigs.


Fris's story

Fris C., age 36, owns and operates a pig-raising business. She has been engaged in her business for over a year and earns approximately 6,000 PHP a month. She and her husband live with their four school-aged children in the village of Pantaon, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. In 2009, Fris joined PMPC to gain access to financial services. She wished to help improve her living situation and increase her ability to engage in business activities. Fris has successfully repaid a loan of 40,000 PHP. She is now requesting a new loan of 30,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional feed for her pigs. 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. *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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