This hardworking micro-entrepreneur is named Natividad. At the age of 73, she is a hands-on businesswoman at her store at Talairon, Oroquieta.
Every month, she earns a promising income of PHP 9,000. Recently, she applied for a loan to purchase inventory of eggs to sell.
Natividad hopes to pass her business to 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.