Merly is 39 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married with two children.
Merly is a farmer and grows bananas for sale to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years. She has requested a loan for PHP 50,000 to purchase banana plants and to pay for the labor.
Merly has been a member of PMPC for 2 years. In the future, Merly hopes to improve the living condition of her family and to save for the education of her children .
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.