Mrs. Josephine O. is 54 years old and married to her husband Jaime, who is a driver. She is blessed with two children who both got married. Josephine is a good member of the cooperative and she pays her obligations religiously. Her project is snack vending and this project is still progressing. She borrowed from Paglaum MPC the amount of PHP 20,000 to be used for additional capitalization of her projects. Aside from being a snack vendor she uses her extra time to cook at a restaurant as an additional source of income. Her hopes and aspirations are to improve her family members’ lives and live happily forever.
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.