Lea is married with three children. She is 55 years old and lives in Camanse, Sinacaban.
Lea sells a variety of products to earn a living and has had this business for six years. Each month, she earns PHP 2,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for PHP 6,000 to purchase additional products, such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, detergents, etc.
Lea has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, she hopes to improve and 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.