Lucena is 43 years old and lives in San Juan, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with one child.
Lucena has a sari-sari (variety) store business and earns approximately 2,500 Philippines pesos (PHP) each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to pay for additional groceries and consumable goods for her business.
Lucena has been a member of PMPC for nine years. In the future, Lucena hopes to renovate her house.
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.