Maria Fe started a hobby of garden-plotting right at her own backyard. Later she realized to make money out of her agricultural skills. She plants a variety of vegetables. She signed up her membership with Paglaum MPC to access financial help. Recently, she applied for a loan to buy compost and fertilizers. Someday, Maria Fe hopes to buy farm land to start corn and rice farming.
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.