Rebecca is 62 years old and lives in Taraka, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has 3 children, now adults. Rebecca has a little store, where she sells groceries and other consumable products. She earns approximately PHP 3,000 each month from the business. Rebecca has requested a loan to purchase additional groceries and other consumable products for retail. Rebecca has been a member of PMPC for almost 4 years. In the future she 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.