Pedrita is widowed and has two adult children. To make a living, Pedrita owns & operates a business venture raising pigs for sale. Pedrit has been engaged in her business for over five years and earns approximately 4,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2000, Pedrita joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Pedrit has successfully repaid a previous loan of 14,900 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to invest in expanding the business. Pedrita is requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP that will be used to invest in expanding the business. This loan will be the 11th loan taken out by Pedrita from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement the family's income.
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 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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