Myrna is 52 years old with one adult child. She is presently residing in Libertad, Sapang Dalaga. She has been in coco land and fruit farming for 20 years now. Farming has covered the needs of her family. She joined Paglaum in 2012 and took out a short-term loan already. Recently, she applied for another loan to buy sacks of fertilizers for her farming activities. She has ventured into vegetable farming for added income. Myrna deeply wishes to expand her farm with another area to till.
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.