A loan of $1,125 helped to buy additional items to sell in her general store.


Wilma's story

Wilma lives in Datu Atangkilan, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte in the Philippines. She is 46 years old, married and the mother of four children. She earns a living by running a sari-sari or general store, which helps her husband meet the basic needs of their family. In 2007, Wilma joined the Paglaum Cooperative and has attended various training and continuous-education programs at our organization. Starting with capitalization of PHP 3,000, she was able to expand her business with help from the Paglaum Cooperative. Aside from financial assistance, she was able to generate savings and enjoys other benefits provided by the co-op. Wilma has taken out previous loans and paid all her obligations in a timely manner. She is now requesting a loan for PHP 50,000 to restock her store with 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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