Arlyn is married with three children. She is 49 years old and lives in Tukuran ZDS.
Arlyn is a farmer and grows squash to earn a living. She has been doing this for nine years. She has requested a loan to buy fertilizer.
Arlyn has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future she hopes that she will have her own factory.
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.