Dioscora is married and has five children. Dioscora is 60 years old and lives in Imelda, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte. To earn a living, Dioscora has a dress shop and is a dressmaker. She has had this business for 30 years. Each month, she earns approximately 5,000.
She has requested a loan to purchase more stock of cloth for her tailoring business. Dioscora has been a member of PMPC for three years. She hopes to expand her business, in the future.
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.