Mrs. Elsa L. is 46 years old and married. She lives in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. She has been an active and good member of Paglaum MPC for four years. The couple manages their business of vending vegetables, which is located in their house. Her customers are their neighbors and people in the neighboring barangay. Her business is still in progress. She hopes she can expand her business soon.
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.