Dioscora is single. She is 60 years old and lives in Causwagan, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
Dioscora sells sacks of rice to earn a living and has had this business for twenty years. Each month, she earns 10,000 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase more sacks of rice to sell/retail.
Dioscora has been a member of PMPC for two years. 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.