Heide, 31 years old, lives in Pob.3, Clarin. She is married and has 1 child. For the past 6 years, Heide has operated a store that sells a variety of products. She has requested a loan to purchase additional products such as canned goods, noodles, beverages, detergents, etc. Heide has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, she hopes to financially support her immediate family members.
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.