Cecilia is married with six children. Cecilia is 63 years old and lives in Abanil St. Aguada, Ozamiz City.
Cecilia is an entrepreneur and manages her "carenderia" (cooked food stand) to earn a living. She has been doing this for six years with the help of her partner. She has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap and other consumable products.
Cecilia has just joined PMPC this year. In the future, Cecilia hopes to expand her "carenderia" store and to improve her living conditions.
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.