Cristina is 49 years old and lives in Makawa Aloran, Misamis Occidental. She is married with six children. Cristina has a snack vending business and earns approximately PHP 1,000 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of PHP 12,000 to purchase more ingredients for her viand business.
Cristina has been a member of PMPC for four years.
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.