Rogelia, 53 years old, lives in Naga, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has no children. Rogelia has a hog fattening and firewood vending business, earning approximately PHP 3,000 each month. She has requested a loan of PHP 14,900 to purchase additional firewood to sell and feed for her pigs. Rogelia has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, she hopes to engage in another type of 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.