Ma. Juditha, 52 years of age, is married and has three children. She is a resident of San Pedro, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.
She started her business with a little capital. Now, with the help through Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative, she has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste and beverages.
She hopes that her business will prosper so that it can help to support her family's daily needs.
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.