Milva is married with 3 children, 38 years old, and lives in Unidos, Plaridel Misamis Occidental.
Milva sells food to earn a living and has had this business for 10 years. She has requested a loan to pay for boxes of cocoa, sugar, and rice. Milva has been a member of PMPC for 8 years. In the future, Milva hopes to have more savings for business capital and for the needs of her family.
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.