Rosita is married with 8 children. She is 65 years old and lives in Mansabay Bajo, Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental. She sells a variety of snacks to earn a living and has had this business for 10 years. She has requested a loan to purchase flour, sugar, milk and other ingredients. She has been a member of PMPC for 13 years. In the future, Rosita hopes to have more savings to use as capital in the future.
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.