Alfreda is a businesswoman who lives in Salimpuno, Sapang Dalaga. She is 29 years old, married, and has five children.
To make a living, Alfreda has a shop that sells grocery items. She has been in this business for two years, earning a monthly income of 3,200 PHP.
Alfreda is requesting a new loan to purchase additional stocks to sell such as five boxes of assorted groceries. Alfreda has been a CUMI member of Paglaum MPC since 2006.
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.