Marie Jean is 37 years old and lives in Pob 4 Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has two school-age children. Marie Jean has a sari-sari store, and she earns approximately PHP 25,000 each month doing this type of business.
She has a requested a loan to purchase inventory for her general store, such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, and other consumable products. Marie Jean has been a member of PMPC for five years. Marie Jean hopes to improve her living conditions in the future.
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.