Nora is 39 years old and lives in Labo, Ozamiz City. She is single. She has a general store business and earns approximately PHP 8,000 each month doing this type of business. She has requested a loan of 40,000 PHP to purchase materials for a house extension. Nora has been a member of PMPC for 1 year. In the future, she hopes to improve her living conditions.
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.