Almeda is married with two children. She is 52 years old and lives in Pta. Miray, Baliangao.
Almeda sells groceries and other household basic items to earn a living and has had this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns PHP 3,900 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for PHP 20,000 to pay for tuition fees.
Almeda has been a member of PMPC for three years.
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.