Erlinda is a farmer and raises cows and a goat to earn a living. She has been doing this for 8 years. Erlinda is married with five children. She is 51 years old and lives in the Philippines. Erlinda has requested a loan for 30,000. She has been a member of PMPC for 10 years. In the future, Erlinda hopes to use the extra income from her business for her children's tuition fees.
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.