Mrs. Julieta Saldon, 30 years old, is married and lives at Miputak, Dipolog City. Her husband is a tricycle driver. In her desire to help her husband, she decided to sell basic commodities such as edible oil, soap, canned goods, sugar, etc., displayed in a small table adjacent to their house. Their neighbors are their customers. The small business was going so well that she decided to expand and joined Paglaum MPC last March 25, 2008. She was able to pay her debt. Now, she avails PHP 8,000 to buy basic goods for her sari-sari store.
In the future, she wants to see all her children finish their studies. She also plans to renovate their house, including the space for her store.
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.