Emerita is 58 years old and lives in Corrales, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with seven children.
Emerita has a hog-fattening business and earns approximately 2,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to be used in purchasing feeds for her hog-fattening activity.
Emerita has been a member of PMPC for 11 years. In the future, Emerita hopes to engage in another type of business.
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.