Marilyn is 32 years old and married with three kids (nine, two and 11 months), who are living with her in Cangmohao, Siquijor, Siquijor.
She has been running a general store business for ten years and earns 7,000 PHP a month towards their living expenses.
She's a new member of PMPC, who has good credit records and now she has requested a loan of 20,000 Pesos to purchase more stock for her general store, such as shampoo, toothpaste and soap.
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.