A loan of $175 helped to purchase a variety of products such as canned goods, candies, soap, and toothpaste for her retail store.

Erlinda's story

Erlinda, from the village of Lower Langcangan, Oroquieta City, is 46 years old, married, and has three grown children. To make a living, Erlinda runs a retail store in the local community. Engaged in her business for 10 years, she earns approximately 3500 PHP a month.

Erlinda joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Now requesting her second loan for 7000 PHP to purchase a variety of products such as canned goods, candies, soap and toothpaste, she plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand her store.

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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