Virgilio is 51 years old and is married with one child. He lives in Candanay Sur, Siquijor, Siquijor. Virgilio runs an electronics shop and earns 14,000 PHP doing this work. He has been a member of the Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative for seven months.
Virgilio is requesting a 13,000 PHP loan to purchase assorted accessories for his shop. In the future, he hopes to improve his 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.