Ritchie is 28 years old and lives in Tuburan, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. She is married with two children.
Ritchie sells cosmetics and earns approximately 8,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for additional capital to buy more products to sell.
Ritchie has been a member of PMPC for five years. In the future, she hopes to build a store for 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.