Mrs. Naomi S. is from the barangay of P5 Carangan, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. She is 56 years old, married, and blessed with 3 children all of whom are adults now. To make a living, she is presently engaged in a scrap buying business, particularly bottles, cartons and plastics. She’s been engaged in this kind business for 1 year & 6 months already and earns approximately Php2,500 a month from this business activity.
Just this year, Naomi joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Naomi, as a newly recognized member of Paglaum MPC under the Regular Loan Program, is now requesting a loan of Php20,000 as her 1st loan, which will be used to add capital to her existing scrap buying business, particularly bottles, cartons and plastics. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family, especially in meeting their basic needs, savings for future use, loan repayments and possible business expansion.
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.