Evangeline is married with three children. She is 49 years old and lives in Mansabay Alto, Lopez Jaena.
Evangeline sells assorted goods like sardines, shampoo, and cooking oil to earn a living and has had this business for 20 years. Each month, she earns PHP 4,500 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for PHP 15,000 to pay for boxes of sardines, shampoo, cooking oil by the gallon, and shampoo by the dozen.
Evangeline has been a member of PMPC for 11 years. In the future, Evangeline 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.