Novelita is 58 years of age and lives in Poblacion Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur. She is married with five children.
Novelita has a corn farm and earns 30,000 PHP every four months doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to purchase more fertilizer to grow corn.
Novelita has been a member of Paglaum MPC for two years. In the future, she hopes to become a successful woman.
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.