A loan of $350 helped to buy materials and ingredients for baking.

Rachel's story

Rachel E. is from the village of Bago. She is 57 years old. Rachel is married and has two children, one of whom is married and the other works to support the family.

Rachel's source of income is her business of selling baked food in the community. She has been engaged in her business for over fifteen years and earns approximately 3,400 PHP a month. In 2007, Rachel joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Rachel is requesting a loan of 14,900 PHP, which will be used to purchase materials and ingredients for baking. This will be her ninth loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support immediate family members.

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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