Rosita is 60 years old, married, and has four children. Presently she resides at Candanay Norte, Siquijor.
She has been in the vegetable business for 30 years and earns 5,000 PHP to support her family's daily needs.
She has been a PMPC member for two years and she requested a loan amounting to 7,000 PHP to purchase more products. In the future, she aims to expand her business.
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.