Robel has been an active individual member of PMPC since 2011. He is 40 years of age, married with three school-age children, and a resident of Sandugan, Larena, Siquijor.
He has operated a sari-sari store (convenience store) for a year, with a monthly income of Php 2,500. He took a loan with PMPC to purchase grocery stock to sell, to help increase sales volume and income. He plans to use the profit to support the education of his children.
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.