Susan is 51 years old and lives in Circiaco C.Pastrano, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has five children. Susan has a junk shop where she buys recyclable materials. She has had this business for ten years. She requested a loan of 14,900 PHP to purchase recyclable materials for her junk shop. Susan has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Susan hopes that all her children finish their 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.