Paulita, a 40-year-old married mother of three children, lives in the Philippines where she has been raising pigs to earn a living for the last 20 years. A member of PMPC for seven years, she has requested a loan of PHP 17000 to purchase feeds and vitamins for the piglets. In the future, Paulita hopes to have enough savings for family use.
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.