Raquel is 36 years old and lives in Isidro D. Tan, Tangub City. She is married with three children. Raquel has a general store from which she earns a living. She has had this business for three years. She has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase more stock for her general store. Raquel has been a member of PMPC for two 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.