Ruby is married with 3 children. She is 46 years old and lives in Dela Paz, Clarin, Philippines.
To earn a living, Ruby has a "suman" (a rice cake which is a native delicacy) business. She has had this business for 5 years. Each month she earns approximately 6,000 PHP. Ruby has been a member of PMPC for 8 years and has constantly reached to PMPC for the financial needs of her business. Now, she is applying for another loan to buy more bags of glutinous rice and more kilos of sugar and other ingredients.
In the future, Ruby hopes to financially support her immediate family members.
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.