Karen is 38 years old and lives in Mobod, Oroquieta City. She is married and has 3 children. Karen has a clothing sales business, earning about PHP 5,000 each month. Karen has a requested a loan of PHP 14,900 to purchase fabric for her clothing business. Karen has been a member of PMPC for a year. In the future, Karen would like to have merchandise to earn money.
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.