Joven is married with six children. She is 55 years old and lives in Palayan, Aloran, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
Joven has a small restaurant to earn a living. She has had this business for three years. Each month, she earns PHP 7,750 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for 14,900 PHP to purchase raw ingredients for her restaurant business.
Joven has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future, she 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.