Alma is married with 5 children. She is 47 years old and lives in the Philippines. Alma is a farmer who raises pigs to earn a living. She has been doing this for 18 years. She requested a loan of PHP 50,000 to purchase more feed. Alma has been a member of Kiva's partner, PMPC, for 7 years. In the future, she hopes to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.