Lani E. is 42 years old and married to Antonio, a civil engineer. They are blessed with three children; all are studying. Lani was already business-minded before she became a member of Paglaum Co-op. She has a grocery store located at their house. She wants to borrow the amount of PHP 20,000 for additional capital to buy some stock of grocery items. She is a good and hard-working mother and always helps her husband in supporting the needs of the family.
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.