Leonisa is 62 years old and lives in Navalan, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. She is married with six children. Leonisa has a store that sells canned goods, dry goods, etc. She has had this business for 6 years. She is requesting a loan to to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap and sugar. Leonisa has been a member of PMPC for almost six years. In the future, Leonisa hopes to expand her little store to become a bigger grocery store.
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.