Arlene is married with two children. She is 35 years old and lives in Lower Lamac, Oroquieta City.
Arlene is engaged in buying and selling to earn a living and has had this business for 5 years. Each month, she earns PHP 5,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for PHP 14,900 to buy dried fish and longaniza (sausage) for her buying and selling business.
Arlene has been a member of PMPC for 8 years. In the future, she hopes to have more savings.
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.