Marilou works in the fish industry and sells fish for a living. She has been doing this for 10 years. She has requested a loan to purchase additional materials used for the repair of her house such as plywood, common nails, lumber, cement, plain sheets, corrugated bars, etc. Marilou has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Marilou hopes to financially support her immediate family members.
About Paglaum Multi-Purpose CooperativePaglaum 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.
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