Genoviva is divorced with three children. She is 58 years old and lives in Balangasan District, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines.
Genoviva sells goods and dry goods to earn a living and she has had this business for 3 years. Each month, she earns PHP 10,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for additional capital to buy goods and dry goods for her store.
Genoviva has been a member of PMPC for 5 years. In the future, she hopes to renovate her store into a bigger one.
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.