A loan of $250 helped to purchase variety of products like can goods, shampoo, soap, toothpaste for her general store business.


Virginia's story

Virginia C. is from the village of Molicay, Ozamiz City. She is 51 years old. Virginia is married and has four adult children.

To make a living, Virginia owns and operates a General Store. She has been engaged in this business for three years and makes approximately 7,000 PHP a month.

In 2008, Virginia joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation by engaging in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from PMPC.

Virginia is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP which to purchase variety of products like can goods, shampoo, soap, toothpaste for her general store business. This will be her fourth loan from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated by the loan to improve 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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