Rosa, age 53, owns and operates a shop that sells such items as canned goods, noodles, bread, toothpaste, and soap. She has been engaged in this business for 20 years. She has requested a loan in the amount of PHP 14,900 in order to purchase more grocery items.
Rosa and her husband have three children and live in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental.
Rosa has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Rosa hopes to have a bigger shop.
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.