Irenn is married and has two children. She is 38 years old and lives in Pan-ay, Clarin. Irenn sells a variety of products to earn a living and has had this business for two years. She earns PHP 10,000 a month from this type of work. She has applied for a loan of PHP 40,000 to buy additional products to sell, including canned goods, noodles, beverages, and detergents. Irenn has been a member of PMPC for 11 months. In the future, Irenn hope to improve their general living conditions.
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.