Leonila is 70 years old and lives in Butuay, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with 12 children.
Leonila has a “nipa” roof making business and earns approximately 3,000 PHP each month. She has requested a loan of 8,000 PHP to purchase additional nipa leaves to make roofs.
Leonila has been a member of PMPC for almost seven years. In the future, she 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.