Mary Galla is 47 years old and lives in Tuburan, Pagadian City, Philippines. She is married with four children.
Marry Galla has a general store that sells goods and dry goods. She has had this business for 10 years. She requested a loan to purchase more stock for her general such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap and canned goods.
Mary Galla has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future, she hopes to build a big store.
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.