Ledesma is 60 years old and lives in Poblacion, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has three children. Ledesma has a store and sells groceries and other consumable products and she earns approximately PHP 4,000 each month doing this type of work.
Ledesma has requested a loan to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap and other items. She has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Ledesma 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.