Ida is 55 years old and married with two children who are 16 and 18 years old. She lives with her family in Binoongan, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. For a long time, around 12 years, Ida has run a snack-selling business. She earns 7,000 PHP each month selling food and snacks and uses her profit to help cover her family's living expenses. Ida is a good-paying member of PMPC.
Ida is requesting a loan to purchase the ingredients she needs to make food to sell. In the future, she hopes to expand her business with the help of PMPC.
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.