Perlacita is widowed with four children. She is 70 years old and lives in the small town of Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines.
Perlacita is a farmer and grows rice to earn a living. She has been doing this for 40 years. She has requested a loan to purchase farm supplies for her rice field.
Perlacita has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Perlacita hopes to have a stable, abundant life.
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.