Rosalyn, 28 years old, is married and has two school-aged children. She lives in Baybay, Bonifacio, Tangub City. For the past 5 years, Rosalyn has been selling fish, earning a monthly income of PHP 10,000. She has requested a loan of PHP 14,000 to buy more fish to sell. Rosalyn has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, she hopes to improve her living conditions by using her profits to grow the business bigger and to achieve her business dreams.
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.