Nenita is 61 years old and lives in San Roque, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with nine children.
Nenita is engaged in a snack processing and vending business, particularly “bolanghoy” (cassava cake) in the local dialect, and earns approximately 1,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to be used in purchasing additional cassava, sugar and other ingredients for her bolanghoy processing business.
Nenita has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, Nenita 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.