Leygie is married and the mother of three children. She is 44 years old and lives in the 50th Brgy, Ozamiz City, where she earns a living by selling cloth. She has been in this line of work for two years, and earns PHP 3,000 a month. She is requesting a loan for PHP 30,000 to buy more materials for her clothing business. Legie has been a member of PMPC for four years, and her goal for the future is to improve her living situation and meet all of her family's basic needs.
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.