Leoncia is married with three children. Leoncia is 68 years old and lives in Toril, Aloran, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is a farmer and grows coconuts to earn a living. Leoncia has encountered problems lately that caused her to pawn part of her land to get money to pay for an emergency. She has requested a loan of PHP 9,000 to redeem the coconut land. Leoncia has been a member of PMPC for eight years. In the future, Leoncia hopes to own more savings.
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.