Lorna is married with six children. Lorna is 44 years old and lives in Punta, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
Lorna buys and sells charcoal to earn a living and has had this business for five years. Each month, she earns 5,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 10,000 PHP to purchase more sacks of charcoal to sell on a retail basis.
Lorna has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Lorna 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.