Roland is an active member of PMPC under the individual program. He is single, and a resident of North Poblacion, Larena, Siquijor. He operated a beauty salon business for over three years, having a monthly average income of Php 6,000. He took another loan from PMPC in the amount of Php 40,000 to purchase additional beauty equipment for the new beauty salon outlet to open. He plans to expand the business to increase his profit to save for his future.
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.