Raising pigs for sale is what Jovita T. loves to do. For fifteen years, she has enjoyed the business that primarily supports her family. She is 45 years old and has three children.
Jovita was recognized as an official PMPC member in 2007 and has religiously paid back her loan of PHP 20,000. Now she is requesting a new loan to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. She deeply wishes that the profits will support the needs of her family and other family members, too.
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.