Rufa is 34 years old and lives in San Vicente Bajo, Oroquieta City. She is married with four children. Rufa has a clothing business and earns approximately PHP 6,000 each month. She has requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase more clothes to sell. Rufa has been a member of PMPC for eight years.
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.