Even though her husband is an overseas seaman, Salve still wanted to help earn their living. She decided to put up a little Sari-sari (variety) Store with a small amount of capital. Unfortunately, she experienced a net loss. She tried to revive her business and invested again in the store. Now her business is still existing and has showed progress in sales and inventory. As an active regular member, she is now applying for the amount of PHP 20,000 as her 4th loan. As a mother, her only desire is to give her children a better education for their good future. She is very thankful to God, to PAGLAUM and to KIVA for helping fulfill her hopes and dreams in life.
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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