Jeffrey is married with 3 children. He is 31 years old and lives in Pangabuan, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. Jeffrey sells grocery goods and agrivet supplies for hogs to earn a living, and has had this business for 5 years. Each month, he earns about PHP 30,000 doing this type of work. He has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase groceries and agrivet supplies for hogs. Jeffrey became a member of PMPC this year. In the future, he hopes to use his profits to improve his living conditions.
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.