Maria Teresa is 45 years old and lives in Austin Heights, Kolambugan, Lanao Del Norte. She is married and has 3 children.
To earn a living, Maria Teresa has a business selling cassava cakes. She earns about PHP 6,000 each month doing this type of work. Maria Teresa has requested a loan to purchase another oven and ingeredients to be used for cassava making.
Maria Teresa has been a member of PMPC for 1 month. In the future, she would like to improve her living condition and to make her business become successful.
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.