Violeta is 41 years old and married with three children. She lives in the Philippines. Violeta has a business raising pigs and she earns approximately 5,000 PHP each month.
Violeta has been a member of PMPC for two years. She is requesting a loan to purchase sacks of pig feed. In the future, Violeta hopes to use the extra money from her business for her children’s education.
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.