Virginia, a 57-year-old married mother of nine, lives in Pan-ay, Clarin where she has been growing rice crops to earn a living for 35 years. A member of PMPC for two years, Virginia is requesting a loan of PHP 50000 to purchase additional fertilizers for planting crops. In the future, she hopes to send her 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.