Asuncion is 50 years old and lives in Sumasap, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with four children.
To earn a living, Asuncion has a business selling snacks. She earns about 3,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) each month doing this type of work. Asuncion has requested a loan of 6,000 PHP to purchase more raw ingredients for her snack-vending business.
Asuncion has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Asuncion would like to engage in another type of 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.