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A loan of $1,175 helped to purchase banana plants and pay for a worker.

Merly's story

Merly is 39 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married with two children.
Merly is a farmer and grows bananas for sale to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years. She has requested a loan for PHP 50,000 to purchase banana plants and to pay for the labor.
Merly has been a member of PMPC for 2 years. In the future, Merly hopes to improve the living condition of her family and to save for the education of her children .

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