Rosita is married. She is 52 years old and lives in Lopoc, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte. To earn a living, Rosita owns and operates a rice mill. She has had this business for 26 years. Each month, she earns approximately 30,000 PHP. She has requested a loan to purchase equipment for milling services. Rosita has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Rosita hopes to expand her business.
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.