Mariefel is married and has one child. She is 26 years old and lives in Taraka, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental.
Mariefel is a farmer and grows coconuts to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.
She has requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to purchase fertilizers for her farm.
Mariefel has been a member of PMPC for almost two years. In the future, Mariefel hopes to acquire an additional parcel of coco land.
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.