Josephine, 34 years old, lives in Polangyuta, Siquijor, Siquijor. She was gifted with 3 children. Josephine is the breadwinner for the family. She has experienced hardships, especially in raising her family. This industrious member finds herself engaging in raising poultry.
In need of additional working capital, Josephine decided to join Paglaum Cooperative. She has received several loans already and recently requested PHP 14,000 for buying sacks of feed and chickens and to pay labor costs for building their chicken cage. Being a MIGS member (Member in Good Standing) of the cooperative, she has been able to manage her income. She is able to provide for the daily needs of her family. Josephine is very thankful because if it were not for Paglaum, she might not have any savings at all nor be guided properly in her finances.
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.