Jerry I. is a 32-year-old business man from Burgos, Oroquieta City, Mis. Occ. He is married and has 2 children. He operates a “sari-sari” (general) store business. He plans to use the loan from Paglaum to buy additional goods for sale. His regular customers are his friends, neighbors, and passersby. He dreams of expanding his business someday to provide for his children's future.
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.