Sergia is married with 9 children. She is 52 years old and lives in the Philippines. Sergia is a farmer and grows corn to earn a living. She has been doing this for 10 years. She has requested a loan to pay for land preparation. Sergia has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) for almost 2 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.