Elenita is married with three children. She is 42 years old and lives in Paiton, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. To earn a living, she has a buy-and-sell cattle and goats business. She has had this business for ten years. Each month, she earns approximately PHP 10,000. She has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, she hopes to improve her living conditions by using the profits from the business.
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.