Mrs. Jeselyn C. has been a member of Paglaum Coop since October 30, 2000. She is a resident of Upper Bunawan, Calamba Misamis Occidental, is married to Mr. Danice C., and blessed with three children. She used income from her coconut tree business to open a sari sari (general store). Now she is requesting a loan so she can improve her store and her income. She hopes to send her children through school and college so they will be able to find decent, stable jobs.
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.