Dorinda is 71 years old, married, and has seven children. She lives in Lopoc, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte. Dorinda sells a variety of products to earn a living and had this business for three years. Each month, she earns 3000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for 9,000 to purchase more raw ingredients to make snacks to sell.
Dorinda has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Dorinda 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.