Lilian is 38 years old and lives in Danlugan, Pagadian City. She is married with two children. To earn a living, Lilian has a business selling foods and a sari-sari store. She earns about 5,500 PHP each month doing this type of work. Lilian has a requested a loan to purchase raw ingredients like kilos of meat and spices for her restaurant business. Lilian has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future, Lilian would like to have her own grocery.
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.