Melecia is married with six children. Melecia is fifty years old and lives in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines.
Melecia is a farmer and grows corn crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for twenty years. She requested a of five thousand pesos to buy additional bags of farm inputs.
Melecia has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future, Melecia hopes to harvest more corn crops.
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.