Leonarda is 62 years old and is married with six children. She lives in Navalan, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur. Leonarda has a passenger jeep business and she earns approximately 20,000 PHP each month. She has been a member of PMPC for seven years.
Leonarda is requesting a loan to pay for repair and maintenance on her jeep. In the future, she would like to have another passenger jeep or a bigger bus to earn additional income.
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.