Gerry, a 46-year-old widowed mother of one, lives in Camanga, Tukuran where she has operated a store for nine years. A member of PMPC for two years, she has requested a loan to restock her store with additional inventories such as basic commodities.
In the future, Gerry hopes to have her own grocery 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.