Lorena is 38 years old, married, and has three children. She lives in Galingon, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte. Lorena operates a sari-sari store to earn a living, which she has been doing for two years. Each month, she earns 5,000 PHP.
Lorena requested a loan from PMPC, which she will use to purchase more basic needs items to sell. In the future, she hopes to expand her sari-sari store
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.