Anecita is 65 years old. She is widowed and left with nine children. She lives in Birayan, Rizal. Anecita has a shop that sells grocery items. She has had in this business for two years, earning a monthly income of 3,400 PHP (Philippines pesos).
Anecita has requested a new loan to purchase five boxes of groceries to be sold. Anecita has been a CUMI member of Paglaum MPC since 2007.
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.