Marilyn is widowed and has one child. She is 57 years old and lives in Sta. Cruz, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental.
Marilyn sells longganisa sausage to earn a living and has had this business for two years. She has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase raw ingredients for her sausage business.
Marilyn has been a member of PMPC for almost a year. In the future, Marilyn hopes to engage in another type of 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.