Since she already has a college student, Norma decided to improve their small business to support their children better. So she requested a loan at Paglaum MPC in the amount of 10,000Php. Aside from the financial assistance, she also receives add-on benefits like insurance, savings, etc. She believes that with Paglaum's help, she will become a successful businesswoman someday.
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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