Evelyn is 44 years old and lives in Culo, Molave ZDS. She is widowed and has two children. Evelyn has a mini carenderia (small restaurant) where she serves dishes such as fish tinola and pork guisado. She earns approximately 3,000 PHP each month doing this work. She has requested a loan to purchase more kilos of pork, fish, beef and other ingredients for her business. Evelyn has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Evelyn hopes to improve her business and open another business some day.
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.