Esperanza is 55 years old and lives in Dela Paz, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has 3 children.
Esperanza is engaged in a gardening business; she grows squash, okra, string beans, and cucumbers. Esperanza earns approximately PHP 8,000 each month from this business. She has requested a loan to purchase canned seed and fertilizers for her business.
Esperanza has been a member of PMPC for 6 years, and hopes to expand her business in the future.
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.