Gloria is a businesswoman from Maningcol, Ozamiz City. She is 68 years old with nine children. She is running a barbeque business that provides income for the family. She earns PHP 1,500 per day doing this type of work.
She applied a loan to PMPC to buy additional kilos of meat for her barbeque business. She smiles at the thought of maintaining a good membership in this institution.
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.