Mercidita lives in the village of Miligan, Molave, Zamboanga del Sur. She is 43 years old and has four children. Her husband is a driver. One of her daughters works in Manila. Mercidita operates a sari-sari (retail) store business. Her business has grown through her good efforts and is a source of income to pay for the family's needs, which is constantly helping their living situation.
Mercidita is requesting her 6th loan from Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative.
About 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.