Lilia C. is from the village of Tigdok Tdela, Misamis, Occidental. She is 49 years old. Lilia is widowed and has three school-aged children. To make a living, Lilia raises livestock. Her main source of income comes from raising and selling pigs. Lilia has been in business for over 10 years and earns approximately 1,000 PHP a month.
In 2004, Lilia joined PMPC to access financial services and to help improve her living situation. She has successfully repaid a previous loan of 30,000 PHP from PMPC to purchase baby livestock to raise and sell in future. Lilia is requesting a new loan of 35,000 PHP to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. This loan will be her 15th from PMPC. Lilia plans to use the additional revenue to supplement her family's income.
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.
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.