Bernadeth is 41 years old and lives in Buenavista, Tudela. She is married and has three children. Bernadeth has a store that sells a variety of products. Bernadeth has had this business for 20 years. Bernadeth requested a loan of 14,900 PHP to purchase additional products such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, detergents, etc. Bernadeth has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future, Bernadeth 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.