Cynthia is married and has four children. She is 47 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is a farmer and grows crops, including vegetables, to earn a living. She has been doing this work for three years.
Cynthia has requested a loan to purchase fertilizer for her crops. She has been a member of PMPC for three years.
She hopes to improve her family's living conditions, in the future, by building up 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.