Nellie, 47, is married with two children, aged 16 and 18, and lives in Panlautan, Siquijor Island, Philippines.
She has been in business for eleven years and earns six thousand Philippine pesos (PHP) a month to cover living costs.
Now, since she's a good member of PMPC, she has requested a loan of 9,000 PHP for her hog raising 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.