A hardworking woman is from Baybay Tinagsa, Kolambugan, Lanao Del Norte, Alma is 45 years old. She is separated with seven children.
Alma owns a mini-grocery store that sells goods. She has had this business for 10 years. She requested a loan to purchase additional stock for her store.
Alma has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. She is one of PMPC's members in good standing. In the future, Alma hopes to improve her living conditions and continue to support her children despite the status of her family.
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.