Kenneth M. is from Molave, Zamboanga del Sur. He is 27 years old, single, and he is an individual member. He operates a restaurant where he also provides catering services for different occasions. This is a family owned business but he is the one managing it. He joined PMPC to gain access for financial support and to be able to engage in other business activities. This is the first time he has availed himself of a loan from PMPC and this loan is intended for additional capital.
About PMPC: 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.