Normelita sells banana cue and other snacks to earn a living and has had this business for two years. She is 37 years old and lives in Poblacion, Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte. Normelita is married with five children. She has requested a loan to buy raw ingredients.
Normelita has been a member of PMPC for one month. In the future, Normelita hopes to educate her children until they finish their studies.
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.