Jovita is 46 years old and lives in Pagadian. She is married with 3 children. Jovita has a shop that sells dry goods. She has had this business for 3 years. She has requested a loan to buy additional inventory for her sari-sari store.
Jovita has been a member of PMPC for 2 years. In the future, Jovita hopes to have a grocery store.
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.