Erlinda is married and she is from Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte. She has a rice farm and does farming activities to support their family needs. Her six children are her reason to work hard for the family. As a member of Paglaum since 2007, she manages to be a member in good standing and makes sure to pay off all her obligations in a timely fashion. Recently, she applied a loan to purchase farm inputs. She wants to save more to be able to have enough savings for her retirement.
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.