Al is thirty years old, single and lives in Marapong in the Philippines. He is Barangay Health Worker and earns 4,000 PHP a month.
Al has been a member of PMPC for two years. He has requested a loan to purchase housing materials. In the future Al hopes to finish his home.
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.