A loan of $350 helped to purchase additional trays of eggs for balut vending.


Arlene's story

Arlene is 47 years old, married, and has four children. She lives in Calaran, Calamba. She has engaged in "balut" (boiled, fertilized duck eggs) vending for 14 years and earns monthly income of 3,500 PHP doing that work. She joined Paglaum in 2001 because she wanted to help her husband. Recently, she applied for a loan to purchase additional trays of eggs for balut vending. The profit she earns will be saved to Paglaum for school expenses of her children and additional capital for her business.



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