Consuelo is married with eight children. She is 54 years old and lives in Antonino, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Consuelo sells noodles, canned goods and other items to earn a living and has had this business for three years. Each month, she earns 10,000PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 25,000PHP to purchase noodles, canned goods and other items.
Consuelo has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, Consuelo 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.