Merah is married with 2 children. She is 32 years old and lives in Poblacion, Sapang Dalaga.
Merah sells grocery items to earn a living and has had this business for 3 years. Each month, she earns PHP 7500 doing this work. She has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase housing materials needed to finish her house.
Merah has been a member of PMPC for almost a year.
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.