Lydia is widowed with four children. She is 70 years old and lives in Nailon, Tudela, Philippines.
Lydia sells a variety of products to earn a living and has had this business for two years. Each month, she earns 2,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for 15,000 PHP to purchase additional products such as canned goods, noodles, candies, snack foods, beverages, detergents, soaps, etc.
Lydia has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, she hopes to improve her family's general living conditions.
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.