Ronofloma is 39 years old, married, and comes from Sindangan. She runs a store that earns a meager income of Php 8,000 per month. The store has supported the needs of the family.
Ronofloma signed up with the cooperative for the chance to access loans. Recently, she accessed the amount of Php 10,000 to buy stocks of canned goods, soft drinks, sugar and milk to sell. In the future, Ronofloma hopes to see her children finish their studies.
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.