A loan of $350 helped to purchase new stock for the store.

Nicolen's story

Nicolen V. is 52 years old, married, and has one school-aged child. He is from the village of Poblacion, Sapang Dalaga. To make a living, Nicolen is engaged in the retail sector running a general store. Despite close competition in the market he was able to manage his business for more than two years and earned a monthly net income of 3500 PHP. The secret of his success came from being hard-working and maintaining his good customer care.

In 2010, Nicolen joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Nicolen is requesting his 1st loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to purchase new stock for his existing business. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from his business to improve the general living conditions of his 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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