Teresita is married, with one child. Teresita is 33 years old and lives in Causwagan, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
Teresita buys and sells charcoal to earn a living, and she has had this business for one year. Each month, she earns PHP 10,000 doing this type of work.
She has requested a loan of PHP 30,000 to purchase more sacks of charcoal to sell.
Teresita is a new member of PMPC. 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.