A loan of $350 helped to repair her house.

Hazel's story

Hazel R. is from the village of Goleo. She is 27 years old. Hazel is a group member of PMPC. Hazel is married and has two children who are still studying. To make a living, Hazel operates a business called "Tuba gatherer" in the community. (Tuba is a local wine from the coconut palm tree.)

Hazel has been engaged in her business for over seven years and earns approximately 5,600 PHP a month for these activities. In 2008, Hazel joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Hazel is requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP, which will be used to repair their house. This will be the fifth loan taken out by Hazel from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business 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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