Mercedez is a farmer that grows corn and beans. She is 52 years old, from Mahayag. She signed up for membership with PMPC for her needs of capitalization. Mercedez wants to increase sales. She has requested a loan to purchase seeds, compost, and fertilizer, among other items. She wishes to continue to put bread in their home.
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.