Tolentina is married with 6 children. Tolentina is 50 years old and lives in Dansalan, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Tolentina sells charcoal to earn a living. She has had this business for 5 years. Each month, she earns 5000 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 7000 PHP to purchase coconut shell for her coco-charcoal business.
Tolentina has been a member of PMPC for 1 year. In the future, Tolentina 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.