Lilia is 69 years-old and lives in Tabo-o, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is widowed with four children.
Lilia has a store that sells groceries. She has had this business for five years. She requested a loan of 30,000 in order to purchase more stock for her general store.
Lilia has been a member of Kiva partner PMPC for almost one year. 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.