Lolita is 59 years old and lives in Tabo-o, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has seven children. Lolita has a shop that sells canned goods and other consumable products. She has had this business for one year. She requested a loan to purchase additional consumable goods for resale. Lolita has been a member of PMPC for almost 11 years. In the future, Lolita hopes to expand her 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.