A loan of $700 helped to buy goods for her sari-sari store.

Evelyn's story

Evelyn A. is forty years old, married and has three children. She is from the village of Pangalalan within the municipality of Sindangan, a part of Zamboanga del Norte province on the Mindanao islands. Evelyn sells a variety of different products from her sari-sari to the local community. She has been in business for over eight years and earns approximately 9,200 PHP a month.

In 2009, Evelyn joined PMPC to gain access to its financial services. She is requesting a new loan, her fourth from PMPC, of 30,000 PHP that will be used to purchase additional inventory for her shop and as working capital. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to financially support immediate members 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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