Norma lives in Balamban Mahayag Zamboanga del Sur, is married, and has three children. Norma has a small food house where she sells banana cake, fruit salad, puto cheese, cake, halo-halo, etc. Her husband is a farmer and she has had a business for two years. She earn one thousand PHP per week.
She requested a loan to buy raw materials and additional ingredients for her business.
Norma has been a member for two years in the Paglaum Molave Branch. In the future, Norma wants to earn more for the future of her children and the entire family.
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.