Maria Betty is married with two children. Maria Betty is 37 years old and lives in La Union, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Maria Betty sells spices to earn a living and has had this business for four years. Each month, she earns 10,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to purchase more spices to sell.
Maria Betty has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Maria Betty 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.