Ronald is a farmer from Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. He is 25 years old and single with one child.
He earns a meager income from his farming activities, which he has been doing for five years. He has requested a loan to purchase fertilizer.
Ronald has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Ronald hopes to own a coconut field someday.
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.