Jaime is 44-years-old and lives in Salvador, Calamba. He is married with three children. He has been gardening for five years and earns a monthly income of Php 6,000.00 from this kind of work. He joined Kiva partner Paglaum last May 2012, and applied for a loan to buy fertilizer and garden materials. The profits he earns in his garden are used for savings and tuition fees for his three children.
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.