Melba is married with 5 children. Melba is 50-years-old and lives in Loay, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Melba owns a sari-sari store to earn a living and has had this business for 11 years. Each month, she earns PHP 5000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of PHP 20000 to purchase more stocks for her general store.
Melba has been a member of PMPC for more than 1 year. In the future, Melba 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.