Gina is 35 years old and lives in Tawi-Tawi, Aloran Misamis Occidental. She is married with two children.
Gina has a sari-sari store that sells a variety of products like soft drinks, cooking oils, bread, biscuits, candy, and many other items. She has had this business for two years. She requested a loan of 14,900 Philippine Pesos (PHP) to buy additional inventory for sale.
Gina has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, Gina hopes to repair her house.
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.