Genelita is 62 years old and lives in Del Pilar. She is married with four children. Genelita has a shop that sells assorted groceries, cigarettes and beverages. She has had this business for three years. She requested a loan to purchase additional stock to sell. Genelita has been a member of PMPC for three 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.