Artelieta is 53 years old, married with 6 school-aged children. She lives in Medallo, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental.
She has a farm and has had this for six years with a monthly income of 5,000 PHP. She signed up for her membership with Paglaum MPC in 2010. She has turned to the Cooperative for her funding needs. Recently, she applied for a loan to purchase fertilizer. The profit she earns in her business is used for daily expenses and the tuition fees of her children.
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.