Elisa, 46, is married and lives in Lower Lamac, Oroquieta City. She generates money through her sari-sari store business. Her business is the only one she has had. It means that their source of living is her sari-sari store. Fortunately, because of the high demand of the customers, she needs additional stock for her business. She is borrowing money from PMPC. In addition to that, she became a member for 1 year.
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.