Liezel is 29 years old, single, and has one infant child. She is from Mitimos, Rizal. She sells firewood. She earns a meager income of 5,000 PHP doing this work. Liezel is a new member of PMPC and previously took a loan for the start up of her firewood retail business. Recently, she approached PMPC for another loan to buy more firewood to resell. The profit she earns from the business will be saved for the education of her child.
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.