Tita is married with three children. She is 63 years old and lives in Libertad Bajo, Sinacaban in the Philippines. Tita is a farmer and plants nipa (a type of palm) to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Tita has requested a loan of PHP 8,000 to purchase additional materials for her nipa growing business. Tita has been a member of PMPC for five years. In the future, she hopes to save money in case of emergencies.
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.