A loan of $250 helped to buy products to display.

Alicia's story

Alicia is 62 years old, married, and a resident of Delusom, Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga Del Norte, Philippines. Her husband is a farmer. They have seven children, of whom six are already married and one is in school. Starting with 5,000 PHP in capital, she opened a sari-sari (general store) and was able to expand it with the help of Paglaum Cooperative. As a result of the financial assistance, she was able to generate savings and enjoys the benefits given by the co-op. She became a member in July 2008 and has taken out twelve loans.

Now she is applying for 10,000 PHP to buy additional stocks for her sari-sari store, particularly basic commodities. In the future, she wants to own a mini-mart and will be fully satisfied if she sees her children finish their studies.

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