Dina G. is from the village of Malintubuan, Labason, Zamboanga Del Norte. She is 40 years old and married, with 3 school-aged children. Dina runs a food stall where she sells seafood products such as fish and shrimp in the local community. Dina has been engaged in her business for more than 10 years and earns approximately 15000 PHP a month.
In 2009, Dina joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10000 PHP from PMPC, which was used to purchase additional products to sell. Dina is requesting a new loan of 13000 PHP which will also be used to purchase additional products to sell. This loan will be the 6th loan taken out by Dina from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.
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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.