A loan of $175 helped to purchase raw materials for her furniture making business.

Celedonia's story

Celedonia is from the village of Highway Lawis, Plaridel. She is 53 years old. Celedonia is married and has two adult-aged children. To make a living, Celedonia owns & operates a business making & selling dining furniture to local businesses and community members. Celedonia has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2011, Celedonia joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Celedonia is requesting a new loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase raw materials for her furniture making business. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Celedonia 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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