Jona, age 33, lives in Balanlinao, Plaridel, with her husband and three children. She has a grocery store business and earns approximately PHP 3,500 each month.
She has a requested a loan in the amount of 15,000 to purchase boxes of sardines and noodles, sacks of sugar, and a dozen assorted shampoos to offer for sale.
Jona has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, Jona hopes to save more toward the education of her children.
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.