Aida is 53 years old and lives in Colupan Alto, Sinacaban. She is married with five children.
To earn a living, Aida has a business selling suman, a type of rice cake, in the local community. She earns about 2,000 PHP each month.
Aida has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase ingredients, such as flour, sugar, and oil. In the future, she would like to expand her business.
Aida has been a member of PMPC for seven years.
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.