Pacita is a hardworking mother from Oroquieta. At 61, she never gets tired of providing for her family.
She carefully managed her store with the small capital she got from Paglaum MPC. She was able to roll her earnings into the business and now it has progressed so that she thinks it is time for expansion.
She applied a loan of PHP 8,000 to restock the store with basic commodities. Pacita hopes to have a comfortable living with her family around.
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.