Jennifer is married with one child. She is 25 years old and lives in El Paraiso, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. To earn a living, Jennifer has a general-store business. It is a new business. Jennifer has requested a loan for 5,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) to purchase additional stock for her general store. Jennifer has been a member of PMPC for over two years. In the future, Jennifer hopes to expand her business.
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.