Juanita is 47 years old and lives in Upper Langcangan, Oroquieta City. She is married and has five children. Juanita has a used clothing business and earns approximately PHP 5,000 each month. She has requested a loan of PHP 8,000 to buy more used clothes for her business. Juanita has been a member of PMPC for a year.
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.