Rowena is 37 years old and lives in Ibabao, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. She is a widow with two children.
Rowena has a shop that sells dry goods. She has had this business for six years. She requested a loan of 50,000 to purchase dry goods for her business.
Rowena has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Rowena hopes to improve her living conditions.
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.