Dorica is 62 years old and lives in Paglaum Dumalinao ZDS. She is married and has five children.
She has a stall where she sells goods and dry goods. She had this business for six years. She requested a loan to buy goods and dry goods for her sari-sari store.
She has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future Dorica hopes to build a general store in her town.
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.