Merlina is married and has 3 children. Merlina is 45 years old and lives in Dansalan, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Merlina grows pigs to earn a living. She has been doing this for 5 years. She has requested for additional working capital.
Merlina has been a member of PMPC for a year. In the future, Merlina hopes to grow more pigs.
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.