Mary Ann is 37 years old and married with one child. She lives in Unidos, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. For the past two years, Mary Ann has run a business selling charcoal and she earns 5,000 PHP each month. She has been a member of PMPC for five years.
Mary Ann is requesting a 15,000 PHP loan to purchase wood to make charcoal. In the future, she hopes to succeed in 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.