Juanita is married with four children. She is 40 years old and lives at Embargo, Ozamiz City.
To earn a living, Juanita is a farmer and laundress. She has had this business for five years. Each month, she earns approximately PHP 5,000. She applied for a loan for land redemption. Juanita has been a member of PMPC for four years.
In the future, Juanita hopes to improve and be able to save money.
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.