Candelaria is a mother of seven children. She is married and lives in Bintangan, Larena, Siquijor.
Candelaria is a farmer and is engaged in growing pigs to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. She has requested a loan amounting to PHP 5,000 to buy feed and medicines for her piggery business.
Candelaria has been a member of Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative for one year. In the future, Candelaria hopes to expand her business and have a savings deposit out of the profit from her business.
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.