Alan is married with 10 children. He is 50 years old and lives in Pan-ay Diot, Tudela. Alan is a farmer and grows vegetable crops to earn a living. He has been doing this for 10 years. Alan has requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase additional fertilizers, such as inorganic and commercial fertilizers. He has been a member of PMPC for 1 year. In the future, Alan 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.