Evelyn is married, but separated, with six children. She is 34 years old and lives in Situbo, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte.
Evelyn sells clothes to earn a living. She has had this business for 4 years, and each month she earns 6,000 PHP. She has requested a loan of 25,000 PHP to purchase more clothes to sell.
Evelyn has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, she 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.