Phoebe has maintained discipline, attention and focus in running her sari-sari store business. She has constantly sought financial help from PMPC as a microfinance member. Recently, she availed herself of a loan to purchase basic commodities intended for resale. In the future, she hopes to mount another store outlet to cater to more customers.
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.