Marilyn is 42 years old and lives in Landing, Baliangao. She is married with three children. Marilyn has a shop that sells groceries and beverages. She has had this business for three years. She requested a loan of 30,000 to purchase 10 cases of beverages and grocery items. Marilyn has been a member of PMPC for eight 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.