Josephine M. is from the village of Upper Inuman. She is 43 years old. Josephine is an individual member of PMPC. She is married with four schoolchildren and one infant. To make a living, Josephine work as a retailer of cosmetic products in the local community doing house to house selling.
Josephine has been engaged in her business for over 17 years and earns approximately 17,000 PHP a month for these activities. In 2009, Josephine joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Josephine is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional inventory and as working capital. This will be the second loan taken out by Josephine from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support immediate members 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.