Reconalla, 44, is married with three children. For the past ten years she has sold noodles, canned goods and other related items to earn a living. Each month she earns approximately 5,000 PHP doing so.
Reconalla has been a member of PMPC for two years. She is applying for a 8,500 loan for additional capital for her shop. She hopes to grow 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.