Charina, 38, is married with five children. She has a restaurant and earns approximately 10,000 each month from it.
Charina has been a member of PMPC for two years. She is applying for a 40,000 PHP loan to buy more ingredients for the food she serves. She is working on expanding her restaurant.
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.