Ana Maria is a widow with 2 children. Ana Maria is 56 years old and lives in Bañadero, Ozamiz City.
Ana Maria sells clothes to earn a living and has had this business for 1 year. Each month, she earns 5,000 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase additional stock of ready-to-wear clothes. Ana Maria has been a member of PMPC for 6 years. In the future, Ana Maria hopes to improve her living situation and to support her family, especially in their daily basic 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.