Luz is a widow with 4 children. She is 59-years-old and lives in Camul, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte.
Luz owns a store to earn a living and has had this business for 3 years. Each month, she earns 5,000 PHP. She has requested a loan to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap and other consumable products.
Luz has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, Luz 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.