Perlita is 34 years old, and is married with five children. She lives in Malintuboan, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
She operates her own sari-sari store to earn a living, and she has had this business for 12 years. Each month, she earns PHP 5000 doing this type of work. Perlita has requested a loan for PHP 30,000 for additional capital.
Perlita has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Perlita hopes to improve her 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.