Marlyn is 41 years old, happily married with two kids and presently residing at Polangyuta, Siquijor, Siquijor.
Marlyn runs a sari-sari store (convenience store) and has engaged in this business for eight years. She earns PHP 10,000 every month that supports her family's needs. She has requested a loan amounting to PHP 10,000 to be used as additional capital for her sari-sari store.
Marlyn is a new PMPC member and aims to expand her business in the future.
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.