Teofilo is married, with three children. He is 76 years old and lives in Sinonoc, Sinacaban.
Teofilo is a farmer who grows coconut crops to earn a living. He has been doing this for 20 years.
Teofilo has requested a loan to purchase additional fertilizers, such as inorganic and commercial. He has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Teofilo hopes to save in case of emergencies.
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.