Marietta, age 44, is married with three children. She lives in the Philippines.
Marietta is a farmer and she also raises pigs to earn a living. She has been doing this for eight years. Marietta requests a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase coconut fruit.
Marietta has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, Marietta hopes that profits from her business will help her provide for her children's education.
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.