Fely is from the village of Unidos, Plaridel. She is 64 years old. Fely is widowed and has three adult-aged children. To make a living, Fely owns & operates a business planting & harvesting rice to sell. Fely has been engaged in her business for over 20 years and earns approximately 6,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 1999, Fely joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Fely has successfully repaid a previous loan of 10,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to purchase additional seeds, seedlings & young crops to raise. Fely is requesting a new loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase sacks of fertilizers. This loan will be the 18th loan taken out by Fely from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions 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.
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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.