Richel is widowed and has 10 children. Richel is 42 years old and lives in Gata Daku, Clarin. Richel sells a variety of products to earn a living and has had this business for three years. She earns PHP 1,500 a month doing this type of work. She has applied for a loan of PHP 4,000 to buy additional products, including canned goods, noodles, beverages, and detergents. Richel has been a member of PMPC for a month. In the future, Richel hope to improve and 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.