Rodivico is married with two children. He is 69 years old and lives in Villa Consuelo, Ozamiz City.
Rodivico has a sari-sari store and he has had this business for 20 years. Each month, he earns PHP 15,000 doing this type of work. He has requested a loan for PHP 40,000 to to purchase additional inventory like canned goods, soft drinks, and basic commodities.
Rodivico has been a member of PMPC for eight years. In the future, he hopes to have another branch of sari-sari.
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.