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A loan of $175 helped to purchase more stock for her general store.


Merlie's story

Merlie is 40 years old and lives in Taraka, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with three children.

Merlie has a general store that sells consumable goods. She has had this business for five years. She requested a loan of PHP 7000 to purchase more stock for her general store.

Merlie has been a member of PMPC for almost one year. In the future, Merlie hopes to expand her store.



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