Romelyn is married with 2 children. She is 26 years old and lives in Kauswagan, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. She has a general store that sells assorted goods like noodles, sardines and sachets of shampoo to earn a living, and she has had this business for 3 years. Each month, she earns about PHP 10,000 doing this type of work.
She has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase assorted goods like noodles, sardines and sachets of shampoo. She has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, Romelyn hopes to finish all her children through 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.