Pacienca is 73 years old and lives in Canibungan Daku, Clarin. Paciencia is widowed, with four children.
Paciencia has a motorcycle business and earns about PHP 6,000 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to purchase an additional tube tire for her vehicle.
Paciencia has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, Paciencia hopes to financially support her family.
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.