Tessie is married with five children. She is 56 years old and lives in Poblacion, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Tessie sells clothes to earn a living. She has had this business for 15 years. Each month, she earns 10,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP) from her business. She has requested a loan of 14,000 PHP to purchase more clothes to sell.
Tessie has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Tessie hopes to expand her 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.