Basalinda is 61 years old. She is married and has no children. She lives in Potungan, Dapitan. Basalinda is engaged in the buying and selling of lumber. She has had this business for five years and earns a monthly income of PHP7,200. Basalinda has requested a loan to pay for 10 trees to use for lumber. Basalinda 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.