A loan of $250 helped to buy nipa palm to make roofing materials.


Charmen's story

For over nine years in Calamba, Misamis Occidental, Charmen, a 29-year-old married mother of three children, has made a living through the operation of a nipa-making (weaving nipa palm to make roofing materials) business. She earns 4,500 PHP a month for these activities.

In 2011, Charmen joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. She is now requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP to buy nipa palm to make roofing materials. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan as a reserve for future emergencies.



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