She sells a variety of viands to neighbors, friends, and relatives. She is coping well with the challenges of her business. Now, she wants a loan of PHP 4,000. Determination in life is what she has. Her heart’s desire is to have a small stall for a sari-sari (variety) store and to send their children to school and witness them be successful in the future.
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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