Pilar Jane is married and has two children. She is 25 years old and lives in Palomoc, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay. To earn a living, Pilar Jane owns a general store, a business she has had for three years. Each month, she earns 2,500 PHP doing this work. She has requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase more inventory for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, food, and beverages. Pilar Jane is a member of PMPC. In the future, Pilar Jane hopes to expand 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.