Manolita is 68 years old and married with three children. She lives in Tuyabang Bajo, Oroquieta City.
To earn a living, Manolita has a hog fattening business. She has had this business for six years. Each month, she earns approximately 3,000 Philippine Pesos (PHP). She has requested a loan of 14,900 PHP to purchase feed & piglets. Manolita has been a member of PMPC for six years.
In the future, Manolita hopes to own a piggery.
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.