Gabriela is married with four children. She is 48 years old and lives in Senior, Sinacaban in the Philippines. Gabriela is a farmer and grows corn crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for seven years. Gabriela has requested a loan of 6,000 PHP to purchase additional inorganic and commercial fertilizers. Gabriela has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Gabriela 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.