Salud is 67 years old and lives in Lobogon, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has two children. Salud has a shop where she sells cosmetics. She has had this business for 15 years. She earns 8,000 PHP a month. She requested a loan of 14,900 PHP to purchase skin-care creams, lotions, powders, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail and toe nail polish, eye and facial makeup, and towelettes.
Salud has been a member of PMPC for five years. In the future, Salud hopes to have a big cosmetics 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.