Alicia is 57 years old and lives in Palilan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with two children. Alicia has a store where she sells groceries and other consumable products. She has had this business for almost 20 years.
Alicia has requested a loan to be used for purchasing additional groceries to sell. She has been a member of PMPC for almost four years. In the future, Alicia 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.