Marita is 50 years old and lives in Bliss Cabol-anonan,Tudela. She is married with 4 children. Marita has a general store that sells a variety of products. She has had this business for 2 years. Marita requested a loan of 4,000 PHP to purchase additional products such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, and detergents. Marita has been a member of PMPC for 2 years. In the future, Marita hopes to expand the 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.