Tessie is 52 years old and lives in Landing, Baliangao. She is married with 3 children. To earn a living, Tessie has a business selling snacks. She earns about PHP 2,700 each month doing this type of work. She has a requested a loan to purchase ingredients needed to make a product to sell. Tessie has been a member of PMPC for almost 8 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.