A loan of $575 helped to buy additional goods for her "Sari-Sari" store (General Store) business.

Arlyn's story

Arlyn is 32 years old, married and a resident of Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, Mindanao in the Philippines. Her husband is a tricycle driver. They have 5 children, of which 2 are in school. Starting with capital of PHP 3,000, she opened a Sari-Sari (General Store) and was able to expand it with the help of Paglaum Cooperative. Apart from financial assistance, she was able to generate savings and enjoys the benefit given by the co-op. She became a member last April 2013 and has taken her first loan.

Now, she is applying for PHP 25,000 to buy additional stocks for her Sari-Sari (General Store), particularly basic commodities. In the future, Arlyn wants to own a mini-mart someday, and will be fully satisfied if she sees her children finish their studies.

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