Mary Julfel, 52, is married with four children. She lives in Gumbil, Tudela, in the Philippines.
To earn a living, she has a ready-to-wear business. She has had this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns approximately 5,000 Philippine pesos. She has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative for five years.
In the future, Mary Julfel hopes to provide for her family's daily needs.
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.