Mrs. Zita G. is a resident of Sepac, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married and blessed with 6 children. She makes her living buying and selling copra (dried coconut meat). She started the business using her own money as capital. Zita is very thankful for the help she received from the Paglaum Cooperative where she was able to obtain additional capital for her business. Her future plans are for her family, to finish her children's education and to find a decent and rewarding job.
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.