Editha O. is from the village of Makawa. She is 52 years old. Editha is married and has four adult children. To make a living, Editha owns and operates a poultry business, raising chickens for sale. Editha has been in business for over two years and earns approximately 8,000 PHP a month.
In 2008, Editha joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Editha has successfully repaid a previous loan from PMPC. Editha is requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP, which will be used to invest in expanding the business. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve her family's general living conditions.
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.
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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.