Shirlita is 53 years old and lives in San Vicente Alto, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental. She is married with four children.
Shirlita has a store that sells a variety of products: soft drinks, cooking oils, bread, biscuits, candies, and many others. She has had this business for four years. She requested a loan of 10,000 Pesos to buy additional inventory for sale.
Shirlita has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, she hopes to own a house and lot.
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.