Lolita is 34 years old, and she is married with four children. She lives in Baybay, Bonifacio, in the Misamis Occidental province of the Philippines.
Lolita is a farmer and she has been growing rice to earn a living for eight years. She has requested a loan amount of 14,000.00 Philippine pesos to buy fertilizer for her rice fields.
Lolita has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, she hopes to improve her living condition by becoming the rice distributor for the entire municipality.
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.