Evangelista is from Manamong, Aloran. She is a farmer who grows a variety of crops. She is hands-on in managing her farming activities. For this cropping season, Evangelista has applied for a loan to purchase farm inputs. Evangelista deeply wishes to live comfortably with her children around her.
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.