Reggie is a single mother of one school-age child. She is 42 years old and lives in Cabulihan, Larena, Siquijor. Reggie is a farmer and raises pigs in her backyard to earn a living. She has been doing this for 1 year. Each month she earns about PHP 2,500 doing this type of work.
She has requested a loan amounting to PHP 8,000 to purchase feeds and medicines for her pigs. She has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative for 1 year. In the future, Reggie hopes to sustain her business and be able to support her child who is studying now.
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.