Emelda is 44 years old and married to Rodrigo S., a jabal-jabal driver. They are blessed with five children.
She has a general store to earn a living. She is requesting a new loan of PHP 15,000 to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap and other consumable products.
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.