Herlen is 45 years old and lives in Butuay, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is single with two children.
Herlen offers a motorcycle for hire and earns approximately PHP 3,000 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to be used in purchasing additional liters of gasoline for their own motorcycle refueling.
Herlen has been a member of PMPC for almost one year. In the future, Herlen 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.