Nora is 40 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in Palilan, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. Nora operates a general store and sells groceries and other consumable products. She earns approximately 5,000 PHP each month.
Nora is requesting a loan from PMPC, which she will use to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, and soap. Nora has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, she 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.