Virginia is married with only one child. Virginia is 62 years old and lives in Lawis, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte.
Virginia sells canned goods and other daily needs such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, noodles and so on to earn a living, and has had this business for eight years. Each month, she earns about $150 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase goods and other products which people need daily.
Virginia has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Virginia hopes to make her sari-sari store bigger.
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.