Emerita is 43 years old and lives in Pan-ay, Clarin. She is married with five children.
She has had a store selling a variety of products for seven years and has been a member of PMPC for the same amount of time.
Emerita has requested a loan of 50,000 Philippine pesos to purchase additional products such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, detergents etc. In the future, she hopes to supplement her family's income.
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.