Roel G. owns and operates a general store selling assorted products in his community. He is 39 years old, married and has two school-aged children. They are from the village of Tugas, Baliangao. Roel has been managing his business for five years earns a monthly net income of 8,500.
In 2011, Roel joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living conditions and enable him to engage in business activities. Roel is requesting his first loan of 50,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional stock for his store. He plans to use additional income to improve the general living conditions of his family.
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.