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Analisa, age 45, runs a general store business where she sells such items as noodles and canned goods to earn a living. She has operated this business for 25 years. Each month, she earns PhP 2,600 doing this type of work. She and her husband have eight children and live in Villa Sudiacal, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
Analisa has requested a loan in the amount of PhP 14,900, which she will use as additional capital in order to purchase noodles, canned goods and other general merchandise to sell in her store. She has been a member of PMPC for three years.
In the future, Analisa hopes to expand her business.
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.