Yolanda is 59 years old and lives in Fatima, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. She is married and has five children. To earn a living, Yolanda has a business selling tempura. She earns about 1,000 PHP each month doing this work. Yolanda has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase more raw ingredients for her tempura business. Yolanda has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Yolanda would like 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.