Lydia is 66 years old and lives in Salimpuno. She is married and has four children. Lydia has a shop that sells assorted groceries and beverages. She has had this business for five years. She requested a loan to purchase additional inventory of groceries and beverages. Lydia has been a member of PMPC for almost six 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.