Irenia is married with three children. She is 49-years-old and lives in the Philippines.
Irenia is a farmer and grows vegetables to earn a living. She has been doing this for 13 years.
She has requested a loan in order to buy fertilizer.
Irenia has been a member of Kiva partner PMPC for five years. In the future, Irenia hopes to have her own large farm.
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.