A loan of $350 helped to purchase sacks of fertilizer.


Fely's story

Fely is from the village of Unidos, Plaridel. She is 64 years old. Fely is widowed and has three adult-aged children. To make a living, Fely owns & operates a business planting & harvesting rice to sell. Fely has been engaged in her business for over 20 years and earns approximately 6,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 1999, Fely joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Fely has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings & young crops to raise. Fely is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase sacks of fertilizers. This loan will be the 18th loan taken out by Fely from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions 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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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: April 29, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: April 29, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC)