Marina is 30 years old and lives in Ibabao, Siquijor, Siquijor. She is married with two children.
Marina sells firewood for her retail business to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year. Each month, she earns 1,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to purchase firewood for her retail business.
Marina has been a member of Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative for one month. In the future, Marina hopes to sustain her 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.