Selling coconut wine is what Evelyn does for a living. She is from Capucao, Ozamiz City, is married, and has 7 children. At 44 years old, Evelyn hopes to venture into her business of corn production. She is applying for a loan of 7,500 Philippine Pesos (PHP) to finance this farming activity. She is hopeful that this will bring additional income to the 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.