Marilou, 56, is married and has one child. She lives in Poblacion, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Marilou owns a sari-sari store to earn a living and has had this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns 6,000 PHP doing this work.
She has requested a loan of 9,000 PHP to purchase toothpastes, soaps, shampoos and other items for her general store business.
Marilou has been a member of PMPC year 2012. 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.