Guirellito is married, 46 years old and lives in Carangan, Ozamiz City. He owns a "sari-sari" store and has a computer shop business. He has had these businesses for two years. Each month, he earns PHP 10,000 doing these types of work. Recently, he has requested a loan for PHP 50,000 to restock his store with basic commodities and to buy a computer printer.
Guirellito has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Guirellito hopes to improve his living conditions and to make his businesses become successful someday.
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.