Evangeline, a 54-year-old widowed mother of three children, lives in Pob.2, Oroquieta City where she has a restaurant offering a variety of cooked foods. She earns about PHP 5,000 each month, and is now requesting a loan of PHp 10,000 to purchase meats, spices and fish. Evangeline has been a member of PMPC for three 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.