A loan of $350 helped to purchase materials for house repair.

Celeste's story

Celeste B. is 30 years old, married and has two school-aged children. She is from the village of Dicayas, a part of Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte province in the Mindanao islands. Celeste provides transportation services such as by motor cab to the local community. Celeste has been in business for over nine years and earns approximately 3,500 PHP a month.

In 2006, Celeste joined PMPC to gain access to its financial services. Celeste successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from PMPC which was used to purchase construction materials for repair to her house. Celeste is requesting a new loan, her eighth from PMPC and third through KIVA, of 14,900 PHP which will be used to continue these repairs. She plans to give her family a comfortable shelter in which to live.

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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