Guillerma is married and has 10 children. She is 68 years old and lives in Taboc Norte, Oroquieta City. Guillerma runs a general store to earn a living. She has had this business for two years. Each month, she earns 1,000 PHP doing this work. She has requested a loan of 25,000 PHP to purchase more inventory for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, salt, and vinegar. Guillerma has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, Guillerma hopes to have more savings.
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.