Merab is 43 years old, married, and has five children. She lives in Sto. Nino, Pagadian City. To earn a living, Merab has a business selling different type of foods. She earns about 20,000 PHP a month.
Merab is requesting a loan for 50,000 PHP, which she will use to purchase more raw ingredients for her business. She has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Merab would like to expand her business and own a restaurant.
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.