Rochelle Dorothy is a micro-finance member of PMPC. She is 31 years old and married with two children, a student and an infant. She has made snacks for sale for five years, earning a monthly average of Php 2,000, while her husband's livelihood is fishing.
She took a loan from PMPC to purchase fishing gear for her husband's fishing activity. She wants to use the income to save for the future of her 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.