Carlita is 60 years old, widowed and has three children. She lives in Birayan, Rizal. To make a living, Carlita has a business producing homemade bread to sell. She has been in this business for 10 years, earning a monthly income of 3600.00 PHP. Carlita has requested a loan of 14900 PHP to purchase flour and other raw ingredients needed to make products to sell. Carlita has been a CUMI member of Paglaum MPC since 2007.
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.