A loan of $350 helped additional capital for her sari-sari store.


Mercidita's story

Mercidita lives in the village of Miligan, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 43 years old and has four children. Her husband is a driver. One of her daughters works in Manila. Mercidita operates a sari-sari (retail) store business. Her business has grown through her good efforts and is a source of income to pay for the family's needs, which is constantly helping their living situation.

Mercidita is requesting her 6th loan from Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative.

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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