Arceli is 35 years old, married with a happy family and residing at Brgy. Garang, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is a persistent and determined businesswoman who believes in life that money can be found in business. As she ventured into the business of buying rice grains and selling milled rice, she proved it. She also has a retail grocery store and supports it with her husband. Meanwhle, she has been a member of Paglaum MPC since 2009.
Arceli is availing herself of the loan amount of PHP 30,000 for additional capital to finance buying rice grains and selling milled rice. She positively believes in improving her life, developing her income and progressing as a successful businesswoman.
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.