Annie is married with three children. She is 28 years old, and lives in San Vicente, Sinacaban, Philippines. Annie sells assorted products to earn a living. She has had this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns PHP 2,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for PHP 10,500 to restock her store with basic commodities.
Annie has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Annie 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.