A loan of $200 helped additional capital for her food sales business.


Lean Grace's story

Amelita Dumajel is from the village of Dicoyong in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte. She is 45 years old, married, and has three school-aged children. To make a living, she sells clothing. She has been engaged in her business for six years and earns approximately $175 a month from this activity.

In 2008, Amelita joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 5,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell.

Amelita is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. This will be her 4th loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to expand her business.

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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