Paz is 52 years old and lives in San Roque, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with two children.
Paz is engaged in a business sewing and making coffin accessories and earns approximately PHP 5,000 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to be used to purchase additional cloth and other accessories needed for her business.
Paz has been a member of PMPC for eight years. In the future, Paz 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.