Daphne is a widow and has one child. She is 66 years old and lives in the Philippines. Daphne is a farmer and grows coconuts to earn a living. She has been doing this for 30 years. Daphne has requested a loan to buy fertilizer.
Daphne has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Daphne hopes to expand her coconut field.
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.