Tranquilino, 70, is married with two children and lives in Nailon, Tudela.
For 25 years, Tranquilino has been growing fruit and vegetable crops to earn a living.
He has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase fertilizers, such as inorganic and commmercial fertilizers. In the future, he hopes to send his children to school.
Tranquilino has been a member of PMPC for six years.
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.