Lucita is 73 years old, married with five children and living in Pan-ay, Clarin, Philippines. Lucita is a farmer and raises poultry to earn a living. She has been doing this for ten years. She has requested a loan to purchase additional feed. Lucita has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, she hopes to support her family members.
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.