Susan is married with 5 children. Susan is 51 years old and lives in Ciriaco Pastrano, Oroquieta City. To earn a living, Susan buys and sells junk materials as her business. She has had this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns approximately 1,500 PHP. Susan has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, Susan hopes to have more savings.
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.