Mary Ann is married with eight (8) children. Mary Ann is forty one (41) years old and lives in Bogo Capalaran, Molave Zamboanga del Sur.
Mary Ann sells dry goods, candles, soft drinks, assorted groceries, rice, feeds, etc. to earn a living, and has had this business for eleven (11) years. Each month, she earns PHP 30,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of PHP 50,000 to buy dry goods, candles, soft drinks, assorted groceries, rice, feeds, etc.
Mary Ann has been a member of PMPC for five (5) years. In the future, Mary Ann hopes to improve her lifestyle doing her business, and especially hopes that she can earn more profit.
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.