Nancy T., 28, lives with her husband, a carpenter, and their four children in Panaon, Mis Occ. Life is hard for the family as her husband's income cannot meet the family's needs, so Nancy is venturing into hog-raising and is requesting a loan from Paglaum as start up capital. With it she will buy two pigs and some seedlings for her vegetable garden. She hopes her business will be successful.
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.