A loan of $600 helped to purchase fertilizer.


Geronima's story

Geronima is from the village of Lupagan, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is 62 years old and married, with four adult-aged children. To make a living, Geronima raises crops.

Geronima has been engaged in her business for 20 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month. Geronima 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 10000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase fertilizer.

Geronima is requesting a new loan of 25000 PHP, which she will use to purchase fertilizer. She plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve and expand her business.

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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Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: March 10, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)

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Loan details

Loan length:

20 months
Disbursed date: March 10, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)