Veronica, a 27-year-old married mother of three, lives in Segatic Diot, Clarin where she has been operating a shop selling assorted ready-to-wear items for two years now. A member of PMPC for one year, Veronica has requested a loan to purchase additional RTW's to sell. In the future, she hopes to improve and expand the business.
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.