Cecilia is 54 years old and lives in Lower Lamac, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married and has four children.
Cecilia has a tombstone-making business and earns approximately PHP 4,000 each month doing this work. She has requested a loan to enlarge her tombstone-making business.
Cecilia has been a member of PMPC for 16 years. She hopes to have more savings in the future.
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.