Debbie is widow with 4 children. She is 48 years old and lives in Guinabot, Sapang Dalaga.
Debbie sells assorted groceries and beverages to earn a living and has had this business for 20 years. Each month, she earns 4,900 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for 14,900 PHP to purchase additional stock to sell.
Debbie has been a member of PMPC for 4 years.
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.