Alicia is 58 years old and married with 8 children. She lives in the Philippines. Alicia is a farmer who grows rice for a living. She has been doing this for 30 years. She has requested a loan to pay for the expenses related to preparing her rice field. Alicia has been a member of PMPC for 9 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.