Valentina is 50 years old and lives in Upper Puntod, Lopez Jaena. She is married with 4 children. Valentina has had a grocery store business for 15 years. She has been a member of PMPC for 8 years.
She is requesting a loan to purchase cooking oil, sacks of sugar, shampoo, and assorted biscuits and candies. In the future, Valentina hopes to save for her family's needs.
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.