Sofia is 70 years old and lives in Dicoloc, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has seven children. Sofia makes pillowcases and curtains and earns approximately PHP 1,000 each month this way. She has requested a loan to buy more cloth, thread, and other accessories. Sofia has been a member of PMPC for almost four years. In the future, Sofia hopes to expand 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.