Marissa is married to Richard, and she is the mother of two children. She is 30 years old and lives Nazareth, Buenavista, Pagadian City, Philippines.
For the past five years, she has earned her living by raising hogs. Marissa has requested a loan of 50,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) to purchase feed, vitamins, and pigs for her hog-raising business. She has been a member of PMPC for three years.
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.