Mila is 42 years old and lives in Ibabao, Siquijor, Siquijor. She is married with three children. Mila has a general store to earn a living and has had this business for 3 years. Each month, she earns about PHP 1,000 doing this type of work. She requested a loan to use for capital in her grocery store. She has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative for one month. In the future, Mila hopes to expand her business.
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.