Mary Anne is 54 years old and lives in Tinacla-an, Clarin in the Philippines. She is married with two children. Mary Anne has a store that sells a variety of products. She has had this business for seven years. Mary Anne has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase additional products for her store, such as canned goods, noodles, beverages and detergents. She has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, Mary Anne 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.