Mrs. Rosalinda T., 56 years old, is married and blessed with nine children, six of them married. A member in good standing of Paglaum MPC since 2004, her source of income comes from pottery-making. Her project started only thanks to her experience from her neighbors.
Short of capital to start her pottery business, she accessed a loan in the amount of PHP 3,000 from Paglaum. The business is doing well and now she needs a bigger amount to buy some stocks of clay, and for cost of labor and transportation expenses. Her hopes and aspirations are to generate employment in the future and send all her children to college.
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.