Emy is 34 years old and lives in Basac, Larena, Siquijor. She is married and has two children. Emy is engaged in the purchasing of coconut and charcoal to earn a living. She has had this business for three years. Each month, she earns PHP 4,000 doing this type of work.
She has requested a loan amounting to 25,000 PHP to purchase coconuts and charcoal to sell.
Emy has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative for five months. She hopes to grow her business and to have more customers. She hopes that she will have more savings for her children's future education.
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.