Leonila is 45 years old and lives in Brgy. Migcanaway, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. She is married with three children. Leonila is engaged in buying and selling vegetables and spices and earns approximately 6,500 PHP (Philippines pesos) each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to add to her capital. In the future, Leonila hopes to improve her livelihood in order for her to cater more services for her clients.
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.