Jesusa is a new member of PMPC. She is 61 years of age with 3 adult children. She engaged in raising pigs in her backyard, having an average monthly income of Php 3,500. She joined PMPC to have financial access to purchase feed and medicines. Jesusa believes that with God's help, the living standard of the family will be improved someday.
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.