Adela, age 66, is a coconut farmer. She and her husband live in Burgos, Aloran Misamis Occidental, Philippines, and have raised four children.
Adela has requested a loan in order to redeem pawned land. She has been a member of PMPC for five years.
In the future, Adela hopes to build savings.
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.