A loan of $350 helped to purchase additional inventory and working capital.

Lourdes's story

Lourdes A. is from the town of Lopez Jaena. She is 52 years old. Lourdes is married and has 3 adult-aged children. To make a living, Lourdes owns & operates a business venture in the food sector making & selling food. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling snacks & other delicacies in the local community. Lourdes has been engaged in her business for over 2 years and earns approximately 2,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2009, Lourdes joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. Lourdes has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. Lourdes is requesting a new loan of 12,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory & working capital. This loan will be the 3rd loan taken out by Lourdes from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of the borrower's 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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