Marelyn is 44 years old, married, and has three children. She is currently residing in Polangyuta, Siquijor in Siquijor, in the Philippines.
She has been engaged in this business for almost nine years to earn a living. She gets a monthly net income of 3,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) from this retail business.
She has been a member of PMPC for less than a year and has requested a loan amounting to 9,000 PHP to purchase more products for retailing and further 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.