Evelyn is 65 years old and lives in Libertad Alto, Sinacaban, Philippines. She is married with 6 children.
Evelyn has a store that sells charcoal products. She has had this business for 8 years. She requested a loan to purchase more charcoal to sell. Evelyn has been a member of PMPC for 7 years. In the future, Evelyn hopes to start up another 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.