Celedonia is 55 years old and lives in Sto. Niño Pagadian City. She is married with seven children.
Celedonia has a tailoring business and earns eight thousand pesos only (8,000) a month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan amounting twenty thousand pesos only (20,000) to buy more textiles.
She has been a member for four years. In the future she hopes she can buy another sewing machine.
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.