Irene is 65 years old and lives in Lutao, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is widowed with 6 children.
Irene has a store and sells groceries and other consumable products and earns approximately 1,000.00 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to be used to purchase items such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, vinegar and oil.
Irene has been a member of PMPC for almost 9 years. In the future, Irene hopes to expand her business.
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.