Nilda is forty-four years old and lives in Lumbayao, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. She is married with five children. Nilda has a general store that sells a variety of products: soft drinks, cooking oils, bread, biscuits, candies, and many others. She has had this business for ten years.
She requested a loan of three thousand Pesos to buy additional inventory for sale. Nilda has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, Nilda hopes to have a brighter future and a satisfied family.
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.