Liza joined Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative to access their financial services as well as their insurance and other benefits given to members. Now she is applying for PHP 20,000 to purchase basic commodities for sale. In the future, she wants to see all her children finish their studies.
About Paglaum Multi-Purpose CooperativePaglaum 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.
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