Paulina is married and has nine children. She is 57 years old, and she lives in Locsoon, Tudela, Philippines.
Paulina sells a variety of products to earn a living. She has had her business for 10 years. Each month, she earns PHP 5,000 doing this work. She has requested a loan of PHP 50,000 to purchase additional products for inventory, such as canned goods, noodles, beverages and detergents.
Paulina has been a member of PMPC for eight years. She hopes to financially support immediate family members 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.