Agnes V. is from the city of Dipolog. She is 46 years old. Agnes is married and has 1 adult child. To make a living, Agnes owns & operates a business selling specialty food products in the local community. Agnes has been engaged in her business for over 6 years and earns approximately 8,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2005, she joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and to engage in business activities. Agnes has successfully repaid a previous loan of 20,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional inventory & working capital. Agnes is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP to be used to assist her sister financially. This loan will be the 5th loan taken out from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.