Jesusa is widowed with 2 children. Jesusa is 65 years old and lives in Camanse, Sinacaban, Philippines.
Jesusa sells a variety of products in a general store to earn a living and has had this business for 5 years. Each month, she earns PHP 5000 doing this work. She has requested a loan of PHP 25,000 to purchase additional products such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, detergents,etc. to sell in her store.
Jesusa has been a member of PMPC for 4 years. In the future, Jesusa hopes to save for emergencies.
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.