Idalyn, 36 years old, is married and has three children. She lives in Libertad Alto, Sinacaban, Philippines. She is a farmer and grows bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year.
She has requested a loan, which she will use to purchase fertilizer for her banana plants. Idalyn has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, she hopes to save money for future emergencies.
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.