Anita is 63 years old, widowed, and has 1 adult child. She lives in Tamban Punta, Miray Baliangao, Misamis Occidental. She has a sari-sari (variety) store and earns a monthly income of 4,000 PHP. Anita has requested a loan to buy stock for her sari-sari store. She is striving hard to save for the future.
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.