Socorro is 65 years old and lives in Dela Paz, Clarin. Socorro is widowed with six children.
Socorro has a basket business and earns approximately 2,500 Philippines pesos (PHP) each month doing this type of work. Socorro has requested a loan to purchase additional materials for basket making.
Socorro has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, Socorro hopes to expand her business.
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.