Joy is 32 years old and lives in South Poblacion, Siquijor, Siquijor. She is a single mother of two children. Joy has managed an Internet cafe business for six years. At present, Joy's estimated monthly business income is PHP 8,000. She is requesting a loan of PHP 50,000 to purchase additional computer units for her business. Joy has been a member of Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative since May 31, 2012. In the future, Joy dreams of expanding 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.