Roberta is 55 years old and lives in Katipunan, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. She is married with three children.
Roberta has a shop that sells nipa hut leaves (thatch made of leaves of the nipa palm). She has had this business for 30 years.
She requested a loan to purchase bundles of nipa leaves and bamboo.
Roberta has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, Roberta hopes to have enough savings to renovate their house.
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.