Emelia, 48, is separated with two school-aged children.She presently lives in Sandugan, Larena, Siquijor.
She has engaged in this business for around three years. She earns five thousand Philippine pesos (PHP) a month which supports her family's daily needs.
Emelia is a new member of PMPC and she has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase different products for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, vinegar and salt.
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.