Ma.severa is married with 2 children. She is 54 years old and lives in Tinacla-an, Clarin. She is a farmer and grows rice crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for 10 years. She has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase additional fertilizers such as inorganic and commercial fertilizers. She has been a member of PMPC for 4 years. In the future, she hopes to expand the business.
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.