Angelina is 45 years old and lives in Potungan, Dapitan City. She is married with 6 children. She has a charcoal business and also sells copra (dried coconut meat). She earns approximately PHP 3,500 each month doing this type of work. She has a requested a loan to finance her business. Angelina has been a member of PMPC for almost 6 years.
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.