Jerry is single with no children. Jerry is 34 years old and lives in Pisaan Bonifacio. Jerry is a farmer and grows coconuts to earn a living. He has been doing this for 16 years. He has requested a loan to buy fertilizer. Jerry has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Jerry hopes to expand his farm.
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.