Noel is 55 years old and lives in Bangkal, Ozamis City. He is married, has two children and earns a living by running a small grocery store and barber shop. He makes about PHP 8,000 each month and has requested a loan to buy additional groceries to sell. Noel has been a member of PMPC for four years and hopes to expand his business.
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.