Marivel is from the village of Estaka. She is 35 years old and married.
To make a living, Marivel owns and operates a business venture in the clothing business. Marivel has been engaged in her business for over four years and earns approximately 4,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) a month for these activities.
In 2009, Marivel joined PMPC. Marivel is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase additional stock of used clothing. This will be the eighth loan taken out by Marivel from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the business and general living conditions of her family.
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.