Alberta is an active member of PMPC since 2010. She is 67 years old, single, and a resident of Cangbagsa, Larena, Siquijor. She engages in sari-sari store for more than 10 years with an average monthly earnings of PHP 2,000. She took a loan in PMPC to purchase additional stocks for sale. She is planning to save out from her income in preparation for her old-age 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.