She runs a sari-sari (variety) store and she sells fruit. Despite going through a lot of challenges in her business pursuits, Carmelita believes in hard work. She said that Paglaum is true to its word in bringing hope to its members and potential members. With the wide array of programs and services, the members can find it all with Paglaum. She dreams of sending all of her children to college.
About Paglaum Multi-Purpose CooperativePaglaum 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.
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