Pablita is married and has seven children. She is 62 years old and lives in Kinangay Norte, Clarin, Misamis Occidental.
For the past 30 years, Pablita has operated a general store, buying and selling firewood and white wine. She has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase canned goods, soft drinks, sacks of rice, and additional stock for her firewood business.
Pablita has been a member of PMPC for one year and four months. In the future, she hopes to be successful in her chosen 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.