Cecilia is married with 4 children. She is 54 years old and lives in Palomoc, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay. She sells sawali (woven split bamboo mats used for covering walls) to earn a living and has had this business for 2 years. Each month, she earns about 10,000 PHP doing this type of work.
She has requested a loan of 8,000 PHP to purchase materials for making sawali. Cecilia has been a member of PMPC for 1 year. In the future, she 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.