Loreta is 55 years old and lives in Landing, Baliangao. She is married with three children.
To earn a living, Loreta has a business selling snacks. She earns about 2,300 PHP (Philippines pesos) each month doing this type of work. Loreta has requested a loan to finance her rice production, which is her source of food.
Loreta has been a member of PMPC for nine years.
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.