Maria Paz is married with one child. Maria Paz is 36 years old and lives in Lawagan, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Maria Paz sells dry goods to earn a living and had this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns PHP 10,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for PHP 15,000 to purchase more dry goods to sell at retail.
Maria Paz has been a member of PMPC for one year. 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.