Marialita is a proud member of Paglaum MPC. She lives in Pay-ay Diot, Tudela, Misamis Occidental.She is 42, married and has 4 children. She owns and operates a sari-sari (variety) store to make a living. She has been in this business for several years and earns approximately 2,400 PHP per month. She joined PMPC in 2009 to access loans and hopefully finance her business. Now, she is requesting her first loan to purchase additional products to sell. She desires to live comfortably and wants to be able to pay tuition fees of her children.
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.