Marianita P. is from the village of Southwestern. She is 38 years-old and married with five adult children. To make a living, Marianita sells ready-to-wear items. Through this activity she is able to earn a monthly net income of about to 1,600.00. She has been doing her business for more than two years.
In 2001, Marianita joined Kiva partner PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Marianita has successfully repaid a previous loan of 30,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used as additional capital for her business . Marianita is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP which will be used to purchase new stock. This loan will be the 11th loan taken out by Marianita from PMPC.
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.