Genie is 43 years old, married, with two children who are adult-aged. They live together in Olo, Siquijor, Siquijor.
Genie has engaged in the general store business for fifteen years and earns PHP 4,000 that supports the family's daily living.
She has been a Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) member for two years and, now, she has requested a loan amounting to PHP 7,000 to purchase more stocks 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.