Rosita is 68 years old and married with eight children. She lives in San Jose, Mahayag Zamboanga del Sur. For the past 30 years, Rosita has been a farmer who grows rice and corn to earn a living. She has been a member of PMPC for five years.
Rosita is requesting a loan to pay for farm activities such as land and seedbed preparation. In the future, she hopes to provide a good education for her eight children and provide for their everyday financial needs.
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.