Marilou is married, with seven children. She is 41 years old and lives in Liloy-Lopoc, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Marilou sells RTW (ready-to-wear clothing) to earn a living and has had this business for four years. Each month, she earns PHP 3,000 doing this type of work.
She has requested a loan for PHP 8,500 for additional capital to purchase RTW. Marilou has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) for two years. In the future, Marilou 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.