Anita is 52 years old and lives in New Calamba, Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte. She is married with 10 children.
Anita has a general store selling shampoo, toothpaste, soap, etc. to earn a living. She has had this business for 30 years. Each month, she earns 4,000 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for 12,000 PHP to purchase more variety of products such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste for her general store.
Anita has been a member of PMPC for two years.
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.