Evelin is single, 47 years old and lives in Caticugan, Siquijor, Siquijor. Evelin sells variety of products to earn a living and had this business for five years. Each month, she earns PHP 10,000 doing this type of work.
She has requested a loan amounting to PHP 50,000 to be used to purchase additional canned goods, noodles, beverages and soft drinks. Evelin has been a member of PMPC for almost two years. In the future, Evelin hopes to expand her business with this institution.
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.