Porferia is married with five children. Porferia is 56 years old and lives in Baybay, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
Porferia has a general store to earn a living and has had this business for 30 years. Each month, she earns 5000 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase more stock for her general store.
Porferia has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Porferia 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.