Pedra is 38 years old and lives in Guba, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is married with 2 school-aged children. She has a Public Utility Vehicle business and earns approximately PHP 5,000 each month doing this type of work. She has a requested a loan of PHP 45,000 to purchase equipment for her transportation business. She has been a member of PMPC for 2 years. Pedra hopes to expand her business in coming 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.