Asuncion is married with three children. Asuncion is 56 years old and lives in Clarin Settlement, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is a farmer and grows coconuts to earn a living. She has been doing this for 20 years. She has requested a loan of 49,000 PHP to pay for the placement fee for her daughter to go abroad. Asuncion has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future, she hopes to have a brighter future ahead.
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.