Vilma is married and has three children. She is 40 years old and lives in Cogon, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. For the past year, Vilma has operated a general store and her husband operates a sidecar motor. She has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase a sidecar motor franchise for her and a renewal of her drivers license. Vilma has been a member of PMPC for two years and eight months. In the future, she hopes to be successful in her chosen 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.