Lowela is 31 years old and lives in Poblacion 1, Clarin. She is married with five children. Lowela has a store that sells a variety of products. Lowela has had this business for 11 years.
She has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase additional products such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, detergents, etc. Lowela has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, she hopes to expand 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.