Jocelyn, a 35-year-old married mother of four, lives in Tuburan, Pagadian City Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines where she conducts a direct-sales business, earning PHP 10,000 each month.
Jocelyn, a member of PMPC for six years, has requested a loan to restock her inventories. In the future she wants to build her own establishment from which to sell her products.
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.