To make a living, Milyn owns and operates a business venture in the agriculture sector, raising crops. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from planting and harvesting corn for sale. Milyn has been engaged in her business for more than five years and earns approximately 5000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Milyn joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Milyn has successfully repaid a previous loan of 3,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings and young crops to raise. Milyn is requesting a new loan of 5,000 PHP which will be used to purchase fertilizers such as manure. This will be the third taken out by Milyn from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living condition of her family.
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.
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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