Evelyn is 61 years old and lives in the village of Punta in the municipality of Panaon in Misamis Occidental Province. She is married and has three children.
Evelyn is engaged in a Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) operating business and earns approximately 3,000 PHP each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to purchase spare parts for her PUV’s maintenance and repair.
Evelyn has been a member of PMPC for almost 9 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.