Mr. Roque M. is from the town of Calamba, Misamis Occidental. He is 45 years old, is married, and is blessed with three adult children.
Roque is a security guard of PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company) and a motorcycle driver in the local community, earning 4,000 PHP monthly income.
Currently, Roque is obtaining his 2nd loan in the amount of 50,000 PHP which will be used for buying housing materials and for his son’s tuition fees.
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.