Marlon is 40 years of age and married. He presently lives in Don Victoriano, Misamis Occidental. He has two children. Marlon is a government employee of Don Victoriano and has a business piggery to earn income for the family. He has been doing this business for more than a year. He has requested a loan of 50,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) to purchase more sacks of feed and more pigs for the expansion of his piggery. Marlon has been a member of Paglaum MPC for almost a year. In the future, Marlon hopes that he can earn more than he needs in his business to support his finances.
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.