Charity finds pleasure in doing her gardening activities. She is not only pursuing her hobby; she earns an income from it, as well. At the age of 30 and married, she busies herself to sufficiently provide for the family. Charity grabbed the opportunity to become a full fledged member of PMPC. She credits the cooperative with providing capital to support her gardening activities. Recently, she applied for a loan to purchase gardening tools and fertilizers. In the future, she wishes to become the supplier of fruit seedlings in the neighboring towns.
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.