A loan of $250 helped to pay for services to increase crop yield.

Elsa's story

Elsa S. is from the village of Calaca-an. She is 66 years old. Elsa is married and has 3 adult children. To make a living, Elsa cultivates rice to sell. Elsa has been engaged in her farming business for over 6 years and earns approximately 7,000 PHP a month.

In 2000, Elsa joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 20,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase fertilizers such as manure.

Elsa is requesting a new loan of 10000 PHP, which will be used to pay for services to increase her crop yield. This loan will be the 15th loan taken out by Elsa from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions for 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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