Vidalita is an active member of PMPC. She is 42 years old, married with four adult children. She is residing in Polangyuta, Siquijor, Siquijor. She joined PMPC in 2011. Her livelihood is selling snacks, having average monthly earnings of Php 3,000. She took another loan in PMPC to buy additional raw materials to make snacks for sale. She plans to use the profit to save in PMPC and 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.