Leonila is married and has nine children. She is 55 years old, and she lives in San Isidro, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
Leonila is a farmer, and grows tomatoes to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year. She has requested a loan of PHP 10,000 for additional working capital, which she will use to buy fertilizer.
Leonila has been a member of PMPC for this year. Leonila hopes to expand her garden in the future, to plant other crops.
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.