Lorna is a businesswoman who lives in Nangcaan, Rizal. She is 60 years old, married and has two children. To make a living, Lorna has a shop that sells groceries and beverages. She has been in this business for eight years, earning a monthly income of 6,200 PHP (Philippines pesos). Lorna has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase groceries and beverages to sell.
Lorna 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.