Mrs. Luzvilla B. is from the Barangay (village) of Baybay Triunfo, near Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. She is 45 years old, married to Leoncio B., and blessed with 8 children at the college, high school and elementary levels. For the past 2 months, Luzvilla has been operating a sari-sari (variety) store to earn a living. She is also receiving regular support from her husband as a driver. She earns about PHP 2,000 a month from her business.
Just this year, Luzvilla joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. As a newly recognized member of Paglaum MPC under the Regular Loan Program, she is requesting a loan of PHP 20,000. This will be her 1st loan, and she will use it as additional capital for the business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business for a variety of purposes, especially meeting her family’s basic needs, saving for the future, making loan repayments, educating her children and possibly acquiring land in the future.
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.