Leonila is 59 years old and lives in Nacional, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married, with two children.
Leonila is engaged in a food, snack processing, and vending business, and earns approximately PHP 5,000 each month. She has requested a loan to purchase additional flour, sugar, other ingredients, and utensils for her for food, snack processing, and vending business.
Leonila has been a member of PMPC for almost nine years. In the future, Leonila 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.