Shiela is 34 years old and married without children. She lives in Lumangkapan, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. For the past two years, Shiela has run a grocery store. She earns approximately 10,000 PHP each month and has been a Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative member for over a year.
Shiela is requesting a 50,000 PHP loan to purchase stock for her grocery store. In the future, she 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.