Marites is married with four children. Marites is 38 years old and lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental.
Marites sells canned goods, noodles, soap, etc. to earn a living and has had this business for 15 years. Each month, she earns PHP 1,600 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 14,900 PHP to purchase more goods such as canned goods, noodles, soap, etc.
Marites has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, Marites hopes to have a big store.
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.