A loan of $350 helped to purchase more ready-to-wear clothing to sell.

Lolita's story

Lolita D. is from Guba, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 51 years old, married and has four adult children. To make a living, she sells ready-to-wear clothing, primarily to her neighbors and friends. She has been engaged in this business for six years and earns approximately 8,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, she joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to improve her living situation and her ability to engage in business activities. She is requesting a loan of 14,900 PHP, which will be used to purchase more ready-to-wear clothing to sell. This will be her fourth loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the living standard 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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