Annalee is 37 years old, married and has three school-aged children. His husband is working in Manila. To help her husband support the financial needs of the family, Annalee operates a sari-sari (convenience) store in their residence with an average monthly income of PHP 2,500. She has requested a loan from PMPC to acquire more grocery stock to sell. She wants to send her children in school until they have a degree for the sake of their future.
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.