Armando is a member of PMPC who has a motorcycle transport business. He is 30 years old and married, with five children. He maintains his membership with PMPC in good standing.
Now, he has seeking a loan from the cooperative to pay for an additonal second-hand motorcycle. He smiles at seeing his children finish their education.
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.