Mary Galla is 41 years old and lives in Tuburan Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. She is married with four children.
Mary Galla has a store where she sells goods and dry goods. She has had this business for 15 years. She has requested a loan to buy more products to sell and to pay for farm maintenance.
Mary Galla has been a member of PMPC for five years. In the future, she hopes to renovate her store to make it bigger and wider.
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.