Marilyn is a widow with 3 children. She is 55 years old and lives in Villaflor, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
Marilyn sells vegetables to earn a living and has had this business for 13 years. She has requested a loan to purchase more fruits and vegetables to sell.
Marilyn has been a member of PMPC for 13 years. In the future, Marilyn hopes to have more savings.
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.