Lucia is 66 years old and lives in Matugas Bajo, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with six children.
Lucia is engaged in a vegetable vending business and earns approximately 5,000.00 PHP (Philippines pesos) each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to be used in purchasing additional vegetables for sale.
Lucia has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Lucia 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.