Mrs. Juanita is from the town of Sandugan, Larena, Siquijor. She is 44 years old, married and blessed with five school-age children.
She operates a business, selling food products to local community members. She has been engaged in her business for three years and earns approximately Php 1,500 a month.
Juanita has taken out a loan from PMPC in the amount of Php 3,000 to purchase additional ingredients for her food products. She will use the profit to sustain their basic needs and to have more savings for the education of her children.
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.