Saturnina is 47 years old and lives in Dimaluna, Ozamis City, Misamis Occdiental. She is married with four children. Saturnina has a shop that sells canned goods, soap ,toothpaste, noodles, etc. She has had this business for 11 years. She requested a loan to pay the school tuition fee of her son. Saturnina has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Saturnina hopes to save money for her children’s education.
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.