Marelyn is a newly recognized member of PMPC. She is 44 years old and married with three adult children. Marelyn has been selling gasoline for nine years with average monthly earnings of 3,000 Philippine pesos.
Marilyn decided to be part of PMPC to have financial access to support her business. She took out a loan with PMPC to purchase additional stock of gasoline to sell. She is hoping to increase her monthly income to meet family needs and to save some money for the future.
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.