Retchel is 27 years old and lives in Camanga, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is married with 2 children.
Retchel has a general store in partnership with her sister-in-law. She also engages in a buy-and-sell business for dry goods. She earns approximately 10,000 PHP each month. She has requested a loan of 49,000 PHP to purchase more stock for her general store.
Retchel has been a member of PMPC for 4 years.
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.