Celestina is 48 years old and lives in Sta. Cruz, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has one child.
Celestina has a bakeshop that bakes and sells bread, cookies, and cakes. She has had this business for 12 years. She requested a loan of PHP 30,000 to purchase flour and baking ingredients.
Celestina has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, she hopes to expand her business to other places.
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.