Rosenda earns an income from her gardening action. She is from Puntod, Plaridel, and has been gardening for more than six years, earning enough money to sustain her living expenses. She has successfully repaid her previous loan, which was used for garden fertilizer. She always finds ways to augment her earnings.
Recently, Rosenda took a new loan to finance her flower production business. Rosenda plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions 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.