Bensie is 36 years old and lives in Rizal, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with no dependents.
Bensie has a general store business and earns approximately PHP 10,000 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of PHP 50,000 to purchase more stock for her general store.
Bensie has been a member of PMPC for almost a year. In the future, Bensie hopes to open another 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.