Maria Cecilia is married with one child. She is 21 years old and lives in Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental.
Maria Cecilia sells a variety of snacks and barbecue to earn a living and has had this business for one year. She has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase pork for barbecue, plus flour, sugar, milk, and other ingredients for snacks vending.
Maria Cecilia has been a member of PMPC for 9 months.
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.