Preciosisima is 60 years old and married with 12 children. She is residing in Barangay Bintana, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. Preciosisima has a corn farm as their source of income. She has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative for five years. Since she is a member, she borrowed money with a loan amount of 14,000 PHP with the purpose of buying fertilizers for the corn crops on the farm. She is hoping to improve living conditions by using the profits of the farm income.
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.