Lea is married, with three children. She is 33 years old and lives in Dansalan, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Lea owns and operates her sari-sari store to earn a living and has had this business for four years. Each month, she earns PHP 5,000 doing this type of business. She has requested a loan for PHP 15,000 for additional capital to buy more groceries to sell.
Lea has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) for three years. In the future, Lea hopes to expand her business.
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.