Ma. Betty is married with two children. She is 37 years old and lives in La Union, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Ma. Betty sells spices to earn a living and has had this business for four years. Each month, she earns PHP 20,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of PHP 14,900 to purchase more spices to sell/repack and retail.
Ma. Betty has been a member of PMPC for two 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.