Rosalinda is 59 years old and lives in Bato, Plaridel. She is married and has three children. Rosalinda has a business selling snacks, earning about PHP 5,000 each month from it. She has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase flour, cooking oil, baking yeast and rice. Rosalinda has been a member of PMPC for 12 years. In the future, she would like 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.