Nida, age 44, is happy tending to her little store. She is single. The store is her means of earning a living to support her family. Fortunately, her store is located in a populous neighborhood, and so she makes promising daily sales.
Nida keeps on running the store well even though there is increased competition from other stores. Nida believes that with PMPC's support, and as one family, they will sustain and beat the competition.
Nida has reached her first year being a member of Paglaum MPC. She has applied for a loan of PHP 40,000 for the store. Expanding her inventory will mean additional income. She has confidence that she can maintain the label of member in good standing.
She is a hardworking woman, and wishes to sustain the store.
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.