Jeanette is married with with one child. She is 46 years old and lives in Lower Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. Jeanette sells jewelry and dry goods to earn a living and has had this business for 15 years. Each month, She earns PHP 20,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for PHP 50,000 to restock her jewelry business. Jeanette has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Jeanette hopes to have her own shop displaying her products.
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.