Rowelyn is 23 years old and has a live-in partner with two kids. They presently reside in Panlautan, Siquijor, Siquijor.
She has had this business for a year and earns a monthly net income of PHP 1,800 for their living expenses. She had requested a loan amount of PHP 5,000 to continue operating her sari-sari (general store) business.
In the future, she hopes to be successful in her business and have business expansion for the benefit of her family.
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.