Lina, 47, has 4 children and lives in Ozamiz City, Philippines. She has a lot of energy for her farming activities. With these activities, she generates income to support her family. However, to have good harvest, she needs capital to buy additional fertilizers for her farm plants.
Lina has been a member of Paglaum MPC for 10 years and has availed herself of financial support from the cooperative. She borrowed an amount of PHP 10,000. With this funding, she was able to fulfill her need need to buy additional fertilizers.
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.