Mrs. Marilou C.’s livelihood activity is buying and selling piglets. Her husband's activity is farming. She has been an active member of Paglaum Coop for 2 years and has had 4 previous loans with the Coop to finance her business. She is married and has four children. Three of them are still studying. She works hard in order to have financial capability - especially to support the education of her children.
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.