Arsenia is single and has no children. She is 49 years old and lives in Pan-ay, Clarin. For the past 10 years, Arsenia has been farming rice. She has requested a loan to purchase additional fertilizers, such as inorganic and commercial. Arsenia has been a member of PMPC for 1 year. In the future, she hopes to improve her general living conditions.
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.