Shirlita is 31 years old and single with three children. She lives in Pan-ay Diot, Tudela, Philippines. For the past seven years, Shirlita has run a business selling a variety of products. She earns 5,000 PHP each month and has been a member of PMPC for three years.
Shirlita is requesting a 35,000 PHP loan to purchase products such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, detergent, and other items. In the future, she hopes to financially support her immediate family members.
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.