Norma is 50 years old and lives in Sumadat, Dumalinao ZDS. She is married with ten children.
To earn a living, Norma has a business selling viand (chicken joy). She earns about 8000 Philippine pesos (PHP) each month doing this type of work. Norma has requested a loan amount of 10,000.00 PHP to purchase more chicken for her chicken joy/viand business.
Norma, has been a member of PMPC for five years. In the future, Norma would like to have her own restaurant.
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.