Evelyn is 49 years old and lives in Lupagan, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has 3 children. Evelyn has a business selling a variety of dried fish and earns about PHP 2,500 each month. Evelyn has requested a loan of PHP 30,000 to purchase variety of dried fish. Evelyn has been a member of PMPC for 4 years. In the future, she would like to send her children to college.
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.