Merlyn is 29 years old and lives in Corrales, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with two children.
Merlyn is engaged in a used-clothing business and earns approximately 2,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to be used in purchasing a bundle of used clothing for her used-clothing business.
Merlyn has been a member of PMPC for almost three years. In the future, Merlyn 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.