Luzminda is 38 years old. She is married and has one child. She lives in Balasdiot Baliangao Misamis Occidental, Luzminda has engaged in a sari-sari (variety) store business for six years and earns a monthly income of PHP 7,000. She requested a new loan to buy additional sales items for her store and sacks of rice, corn, and feed. Luzminda is a CUMI member of Paglaum MPC since 2004. She aims to earn a better savings from 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.