Ruphelle, a 39-year-old married mother of two children, lives in Bañadero, Ozamiz City where she operates a grocery store and earns approximately Php 6,000 each month. A member of PMPC for one year, she is requesting a loan to purchase additional grocery stocks.
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.