Lorena, age 36, operates an auto repair shop. She earns approximately PhP 10,000 each month doing this type of work. She lives with her husband and their one child in Panalsalan Tangub City.
Lorena has a requested a loan in order to buy a new machine for her auto repair business. She has been a member of PMPC for the past year.
In the future, Lorena hopes to expand her auto repair shop.
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.