Lerma is married and has seven children. She is 49 years old and lives in Pobalcion, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Lerma buys and resells ready-to-wear clothing to earn a living and has had this business for three years. Each month, she earns 5,000 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP for additional capital.
Lerma has been a member of PMPC since this year, 2012. 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.