Edilberta T. is from the village of Sapang Ama, Sapang Dalaga. She is 58 years old, married, and has three adult-aged children. To make a living, she sells ocean-caught fish in the local community. Edilberta has been engaged in her business for over thirteen years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month from this activity.
In 2006, Edilberta joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 14,950 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used as additional capital for her business. Edilberta is requesting a new loan of 14,950 PHP which will be used to purchase a home appliance. This will be her 7th loan from 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.