Josephine is 50 years old and lives in Libertad Alto,Sinacaban,Misamis Occidental. She is married with 3 children. Josephine has a shop that sells shampoo, canned goods, soap, toothpaste etc. She has had this business for 30 years. She requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase additional products such as shampoo, canned goods, soap, toothpaste, etc. Josephine has been a member of PMPC for 6 years. In the future, Josephine hopes to save money for future emergencies.
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.