Luzminda is 68 years old and lives in Biasong, Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental. She is widowed with five children.
Luzminda has a pottery business and earns approximately PHP 10,000 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to pay for crafts materials.
Luzminda has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, she hopes to have enough savings for her family’s future.
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.