Ramona is 76 years old and lives in Oroquieta City. She is married with 6 children. She has a shop where she sells clothes. She has had this business for 35 years. She has requested a loan of PHP 14,000 to purchase more clothes for her shop. Ramona has been a member of PMPC for 7 years.
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.