Marietta is 45 years old and lives in Calaran, Calamba. She is married with three children.
Marietta has a shop that sells grocery items and assorted beverages. She has had this business for five years. She requested a loan to purchase new stock of groceries and beverages.
Marietta has been a member of PMPC for eight years. In the future, Marietta hopes to educate her children through her income from her business financed by Paglaum MPC.
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.