Edna is 55 years old and lives in Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental. She is married with six children.
Edna has a store that sells a variety of products such as soft drinks, cooking oils, bread, biscuits, candies, and many other items. She has had this business for five years. She has requested a loan of 14,900 Pesos to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap and more. In the future, Edna 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.