Laura is married, with three school-age children. She is 46 years old and lives in Calunasan, Larena, Siquijor. Laura is a farmer and operates a backyard piggery business as the major source of income of her family. She has been doing this for two years. She has requested a loan of PHP 9,000 to purchase feeds and medicines for her business.
Laura has been a member of Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative for more than a year. In the future, Laura plans to deposit her savings for the brighter education of her children.
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.