Eduardo is married with two children. He is 59 years old and lives in Upper Centro, Tudela. Eduardo is a farmer and grows rice crops to earn a living. He has been doing this for 20 years. Eduardo has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase additional fertilizer for planting crops. He has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Eduardo hopes to send his children to school.
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.