Mency is a new member of PMPC from Nailon, Tudela, Misamis, Occidental, Philippines. She is 52 years old, married, and has 3 children. She earns a living through her farming activities which have been going on for 10 years. She has requested a loan to purchase additional farming equipment such as a tractor, a press wheel, cultivator seeders, etc. Mency desires to improve and expand her business and live a comfortable life in the future.
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.