Ritchelle is 32 years old and lives in Calamba-Lusot, Baliangao. She is married, with no children. Ritchelle has a shop that sells groceries and beverages. She has had this business for two years.
Ritchelle requested a loan to redeem a parcel of cocoland that had been pawned. She has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) for a year.
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.