Carol is 39 years of age. She is married and lives in Dumingag, Zamboanga Del Sur. She has three children. Carol has a store that sells different types of goods. She has had this business for 3 years. She has requested a loan for 45000 PHP to purchase more products for her retail store. Carol has been a member of PMPC for two years. Carol hopes to become a big businesswoman someday.
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.