Carlita is 58-years-old and lives in Pagadian. She is married with five children.
Carlita has a shop that sells goods and dry goods. She has had this business for five years. She requested a loan to restock her store with basic commodities. Carlita has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Carlita hopes to have a grocery store someday.
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.