Tita is 43 years old, married and has four children. She lives in Lopoc, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte. To earn a living, Tita sells noodles, canned goods and other items. She has had this business for 14 years. Each month, she earns PHP5,000 doing this type of work.
Tita has requested a loan of PHP10,000 to purchase noodles, canned goods and other items for resale. Tita has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Tita 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.