Felixberta, 48 years old, is married and has five children, aged 24, 22, 19, 17 and 15. They live together in Binoongan, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. Felixberta has operated her snack vending business for six years, earning 6,000 PHP monthly to help support the family's daily needs. She has requested a loan of 5,000 PHP to purchase different food ingredients for 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.