Nona is 57 years old and single. She lives in Gango, Ozamiz City. To earn a living, Nona operates a general store. She has had this business for 1 year. Each month, she earns approximately PHP 6,000. She has requested a loan of PHP 25,000 to purchase additional stock for her general store. Nona has been a member of Kiva's partner, PMPC, for 4 years. In the future, Nona hopes to improve her living conditions.
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.