Eliza is widowed with 5 children. She is 54 years old and lives at Brgy. Maquilao, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines.
Eliza is a farmer and grows rice to earn a living. She has been doing this for 5 years.
Eliza has requested a loan to buy additional fertilizer and for the maintenance of her rice field. She has been a member of PMPC for almost 3 years.
In the future, Eliza hopes to own a rice field.
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.