Mercidita is 54 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married and has six children.
Mercidita is a farmer and grows rice to earn a living. She has been doing this for 10 years.
Mercidita has requested a loan to pay for harvesting and to purchase materials for house renovation.
Mercidita has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, Mercidita hopes to meet the financial needs of her family every day and to expand her farm.
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.