Lilia is 51 years old and lives in Tigdok, Tudela. Lilia is widowed with three children.
Lilia has a store that sells a variety of products. Lilia has had this business for 15 years. Lilia requested a loan of PHP 30,000 to purchase additional products such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, detergents, etc.
Lilia has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, Lilia 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.