Helen is married with one child. She is 60 years old and lives in Tipan, Sinacaban, Philippines.
Helen is a farmer and grows fruit and vegetable crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for 10 years. She has requested a loan to buy additional fertilizers.
Helen has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, she hopes to save for future emergencies.
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.