Helen earns a living from her salary as the School Principal in one of the Elementary Schools in their municipality. She is also earning an income from their parcel of cocoland. She is earning an approximate amount of not less than 15,000 PHP each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to be used to purchase construction materials for house repairs and renovations.
Helen has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future Helen hopes to engage in business to add to their family income.
About Paglaum Multi-Purpose CooperativePaglaum 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.
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