Mrs. Editha A. is a 33-year-old married mother of 2. She engaged in selling a native wine commonly known as "tuba." Her husband is a carpenter. Editha has been a member, in good standing, of Paglaum MPC for almost 2 years. She is requesting her 3rd loan, which totals 7,000 Philippine pesos (or about $150 US), to purchase construction materials for her family's residential house in order to have a comfortable shelter.
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.