Merlie is 40 years old and lives in Taraka, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with three children.
Merlie has a general store that sells consumable goods. She has had this business for five years. She requested a loan of PHP 7000 to purchase more stock for her general store.
Merlie has been a member of PMPC for almost one year. In the future, Merlie hopes to expand her store.
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.