Editha, aged 59, is married with seven children and lives in Gil Sanchez, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte. She has a general store to earn a living and has had this business for four years. Each month, she earns PHP 2,500 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of PHP 40,000 to purchase more stock of products to sell. Editha has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, she hopes to expand her business.
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.