Merlie is married with four adult-children. Merlie is 53-years-old and lives in Tacloban, Siquijor, Siquijor.
To earn a living, Merlie has a business growing pigs in the backyard. Each month, she earns PHP 2,000.00 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 6000 PHP to purchase feeds, medicines and other farm supplies for her business.
Merlie has been a member of Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative for more than one year. In the future, Merlie hopes to expand 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.