Melissa is 50 years old and lives in San Jose, Sinacaban. She is married with four children.
Melissa has a store that sells a variety of products. She has had this business for 20 years. She requested a loan of 9000 PHP to purchase additional products such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, detergents, etc.
Melissa has been a member of PMPC for 5 years. In the future, Melissa hopes to improve and expand her business.
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.