Ingrid, age 40, is a rice farmer. She has earned a living through farming rice for the past 15 years. She and her husband have two children and live in Upper Bayao Tukuran ZDS.
Ingrid has been a member of PMPC for seven years. She is requesting a loan in order to buy fertilizer for her rice field.
In the future, Ingrid hopes to buy a delivery truck to use for delivering her rice.
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.