Virginia is married with two children. She is 36 years old and lives in Pines, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
Virginia is engaged in a general store business to earn a living and has had this business for four years. Each month, she earns PHP 3,000 doing this type of work.
She has requested a loan of PHP 10,000 to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, vinegar, and sugar.
Virginia has been a member of PMPC for five years. She hopes to have more savings in the future.
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.