Mila is 39 years old. She lives in Salimpuno Sapang, Dalaga, Misamis Occidental. Mila has been engaged in a sari-sari store business for almost eight years earning a monthly income of PHP 6,000.
Mila has been a CUMI member of Paglaum Mpc for seven years. She requested a new loan as an additional capital as she is planning to open another store in a neighboring town which will be managed by her husband.
Mila really wants to earn more to provide for their daily bread and continually send her children to school.
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.