Venchita is 57 years old and she lives in Tinacla-an, Clarin, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married, with four children.
Venchita has a shop where she sells assorted ready-to-wear items. She has had this business for 20 years. She requested a loan to purchase additional ready-to-wear items.
Venchita has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) for three years. In the future, Venchita hopes to improve and expand her business.
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.