Jecel has a sari-sari (general store) business and earns approximately 3,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) each month doing this type of work. She is 28 years old and lives in P-1 Cogon, Ozamiz City. She is married with three children. Jecel has a requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy canned goods, cigarettes, sacks of rice, etc. Jecel has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, she hopes to be successful in her chosen 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.