Rosell is 37 years old and lives in Bongabong Catadman, Ozamiz City. She is happily married with 2 adult-aged children. Rosell requested a loan to buy materials like seaweed seedlings, bottles, ties, etc. for guso, or seaweed production. She has been running this business for five years now. Rosell hopes to save for retirement and to improve her living conditions.
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.