Liberta is 58 years old, married and blessed with six children. She lives in Tugas, Baliangao. Liberta has a business selling bananas. She has had this business for two years and earns a monthly income of 3,000 PHP (Philippines pesos). She is requesting a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase 1,000 kilos of assorted kinds of bananas to sell. Liberta has been a member of Paglaum MPC since 2011.
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.