Mary Ann is married with three children. She is 33 years old and lives in the Philippines.
Mary Ann is a farmer and grows palay crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for five years. She has requested a loan of 14,000 PHP to purchase farm inputs.
Mary Ann has been a member of Kiva partner PMPC for four years. In the future, she hopes to harvest more palay crops.
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.