Leonarda has been an active member of PMPC since 2010. She is married with 4 adult-age children. Leonarda makes rice cakes, which earns her a monthly average of Php 2,500. She took a loan from PMPC in the amount of Php 3,000 so that she can purchase additional raw materials to make more rice cakes. She wants to use the profit to increase her household income and expand the 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.