A loan of $450 helped to purchase fruits & vegetables to sell.

Alicia's story

Alicia T. is from Tinago, Ozamiz City. She is 52 years old, married, and has 3 adult children. To make a living, she owns and operates a buying and selling business. She buys and sells fruits and vegetables. She has been engaged in this business for six years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Alicia joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15,000 PHP from PMPC. She is now requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional fruits and vegetables to sell. This will be her 4th loan taken out from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's standard of living.

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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