Beatriz is 46 years old and lives in Duanguican, Tudela with her husband and six children. For the last six years, she has earned a living by running a store where she sells a variety of products. She is requesting a loan for PHP 50,000 to buy additional products to sell, such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, detergents and other items. Beatriz joined PMPC eight years ago as a way 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.