Aien, a 33-year-old married mother of three, lives in Bocator, Tangub City where for the past year she has been operating a shop that sells a variety of products. A member of PMPC for one year, Aien has requested a loan of PHP 5000 to purchase more stocks for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste and beverages. In the future, she hopes to be a successful business woman.
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.