Chona is 40 years old and lives in Bontod, Larena, Siquijor, Philippines. She is married with four children.
Chona is running a new business of selling rice to earn a living. Each month, she earns PHP 3,500.00 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for 15,000 to purchase more sacks of rice.
Chona has been a member of Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative for eleven months. In the future, Chona hopes to improve their living conditions and save money for her children's education.
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.