Zosema is married and has five children. She is 52 years old and lives in Poblacion 1, Clarin, Philippines. Zosema sells a variety of items to earn a living and has had this business for 11 years. Each month, she earns PHP 8000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 14,000 to purchase additional products such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, detergents ,etc.
Zosema has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Zosema hopes to supplement the family's income.
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.