Judith T. is from the village of Yahong,Tudela,Misamis Occidental. She is 40 years old. Judith is married and has 5 school-aged children. To make a living, Judith owns & operates a general store. She sells a variety of different products in the local community. Judith has been engaged in her business for over 3 years and earns approximately 2,000.00 PHP a month for these activities.
In May 2009, Judith joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and to have the ability to engage in business activities. Judith is requesting a new loan of 4000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the 1st loan taken out by Judith from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to pay her children’s tuition fees.
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.
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About Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) was founded in 1992 by the beneficiaries, parents and staff of the Paglaum Community Development Foundation to address economic and livelihood activities for sustainability. The organization operates in the northwestern provinces of Mindanao and Visayas.
In the local vernacular, “paglaum” means “hope.” The initial foundation is dedicated to child development through a holistic approach. The goal is to build self-reliance and expand opportunity so the poorest of the poor can help themselves.