Lyndie is 27 years old and lives with her husband and two children in the Philippines. For the last four years, she has earned a living by growing rice, and is applying for a loan for PHP 14,000 to buy fertilizer and pesticide for her farm. Lyndie has been a member of PMPC for five years and hopes to save enough money to meet all of her family's future needs.
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.