Alejandro B. P. is from the village of San Miquel Liloy. He is 55 years old. Alejandro is married and has three adult children. To make a living, Alejandro owns & operates a specialized retail store selling daily use products such as shampoo, soap & toothpaste in the local community. Alejandro has been engaged in his business for over 13 years and earns approximately 3,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Alejandro joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Alejandro has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional products to sell. Alejandro B. P. is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the 2nd loan taken out by Alejandro B P. from PMPC. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve/expand his business.
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.