Meriam is 37 years old and lives in Sinara Bajo, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has three children.
Meriam has a store where she sells groceries and other consumable products, and she earns approximately PHP 1,500 each month doing this type of work.
She has requested a loan to be used in purchasing groceries and other consumable products for her business.
Meriam has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Meriam hopes to 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.