Timagos E. is from the village of Baybay ,Liloy, Zamboanga Del Norte. She is 53 years-old. Timagos is a widow with four adult children. To make a living, Timagos owns and operates a restaurant. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income comes from serving local foods to customers in the local community. Timagos has been engaged in her business for over 10 years and earns approximately 5,000 PHP a month.
In 2010, Timagos joined Kiva partner PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Timagos is requesting a first loan of 50,000 PHP which will be used to purchase food and drinks for the restaurantShe plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve and expand her business.
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.
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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.