Genesia is 49 years old and lives in Poblacion, Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental. She is married, has three children and earns a living by selling snacks. She brings in about PHP 5,000 a month and is applying for a loan for PHP 50,000 to buy the ingredients she needs to make more snacks. She has been a member of PHP for four years and is working hard to make enough money to send her children to college.
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.