Nelly is 57 years old and lives in Tudela, Misamis Occidental. She is married with two children. Nelly has a glassware business and earns approximately 5,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) each month doing this type of work. She has a requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase additional materials for glass shelves and cabinets. Nelly has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, Nelly hopes to expand her business in nearby localities.
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.