Marryjo is married and has one child. She is 34 years old, and she lives in Canicapan, Clarin, Philippines.
Marryjo sells snacks to earn a living and has had this business for four years. She has requested a loan of PHP 7,000 to purchase additional ingredients to use in making her snacks, such as flour, sugar, and oil.
Marryjo has been a member of PMPC for eight months. 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.