Gemma has been a member of PMPC for five years. Gemma is 50 years old and married with five children. She lives in Mialen, Clarin, Philippines, where she does farming and raises pigs to earn a living. She has been doing this work for seven years. She has requested a loan to purchase additional feed and other agrivet supplies.
In the future, Gemma hopes to improve and expand her business.
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.