Milca is 55 years old and lives in Tabo-o, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with four children.
Milca is engaged in a rice cake, or “puto,” baking business and earns approximately 1,500 PHP each month. She has requested a loan for purchasing additional rice, sugar, and other ingredients for her rice cake baking business.
Milca has been a member of PMPC for almost five years. In the future, Milca 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.