Mrs. D. is from the town of Sta. Cruz, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. She is 34 years old, is married, and is blessed with two school-aged children.
Mrs. D. owns and operates a hog-raising business. She has been engaged in this business for more than six years and earns a PHP 10,000 monthly net income. She also has a monthly remittance from her husband, who is abroad, and income from her coco land.
In 2006, Mrs. D. joined PMPC to access its programs and services. Recently, she's obtaining her 6th loan of PHP 25,000 which will be used as additional capital for her business.
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.
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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.