Jhonna A. is 28 years old, married, and has three young children. She is from the village of Bunawan, Calamba. To make a living, Jhonna is engaged in the clothing sector, specifically in selling RTW's (ready-to-wear items). She has been engaged in her business for 2 years and earns a monthly net income of 2300.00.
In 2009, Jhonna joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Jhonna has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase home appliances. Jhonna is requesting a 4th loan of 14,900 PHP which will be used to purchase new stock to sell.
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.