Edith is 43 years old, married and the mother of four children who lives in Sandugan, Larena, Siquijor. For the last three years, she has earned a living by raising pigs. She is requesting a loan for PHP 50,000 to buy feed and medicines for her piggery. She has been a member of the Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative for almost two years and hopes to expand her business so that she can help her children complete college.
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.