Josefina is from the village of Nailon, Tudela, Misamis Occidental. She is 69 years old, a widow, and has three adult children. To make a living, she owns a business providing transportation service to the local community. She's able to earn a monthly net income of 3,000 PHP from this business. She has been engaged in her business for more than six years.
In 2010, Josefina joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Josefina is requesting a loan of 10,000 PHP, which will be used to repair a transport vehicle used in the business. This will be her first loan 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.