Joel is married and has four children. He is 32 years old and lives in the Philippines.
Joel is a farmer, who grows rice to earn a living. He has been doing this for five years. He has requested a loan to pay for the necessary expenses for preparing the rice field, including fertilizer.
Joel has been a member of PMPC for two years.
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.