Alicia is married with five children. She is 45 years old and lives in Estrella, Sinacaban, Philippines.
Alicia sells assorted products to earn a living and has had this business for 20 years. Each month, she earns PHP 1,500 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for PHP 14,900 to restock store with basic commodities.
Alicia has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, she hopes to pay her children's tuition fees.
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.