Mema is married with two children. She is 39 years old and lives in Gotocan Diot, Ozamiz City.
Mema sells beauty products like lipstick, face powder, shampoo, cologne, etc. to earn a living and has had this business for six years. Each month, she earns PHP 5,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to buy a second-hand motor unit for transport services. Mema has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Mema hopes to save for her family.
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.