Perla is married and has five children. She is 59 years old and lives in Tubod, Aloran, Misamis Occidental.
Perla sells a variety of goods to earn a living and has had this business for two years. Each month, she earns 2,500 Philippine Pesos (PHP) doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase more products for her general store.
Perla has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future, she hopes to have a brighter future with her children.
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.