Polqueria is 65 years old, married with three children. She is a businesswoman from Ozamiz City who busies herself by running a sari-sari (variety) store.
She has enjoyed her membership with PMPC since 2007 and considers the institution as her financial partner. Now, Polqueria is requesting another loan to purchase more stocks such as basic commodities for her sari-sari store.
She hopes to save for family emergencies.
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.