Evelyn is married and has four children. She is 53 years old and lives in Poblacion Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Evelyn operates a sari-sari general store to earn a living. She has had this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns 10,000 PHP from her work. She has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to buy more stock for her store, such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, etc.
Evelyn has been a member of PMPC during this year. Evelyn hopes to expand her business in the future.
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.