Evangeline, 55 years old, is from Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, Mindanao, Philippines. She is a widow and has two children of adult age. She earns a living through a sari-sari store (general store) business.
She has been a member of PMPC for three years and enjoys the privileges of being a member of the Cooperative. Now, she is applying for a loan of 30,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) to buy additional stock for her sari-sari store.
Evangeline deeply wishes to maintain herself as a member in good standing with PMPC.
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.