Juan, 62 years old, is married and has two children. He lives in Lower Sto. Nino Mahayag, Philippines. Juan has been raising pigs for two years. He has requested a loan to purchase materials for his piggery and for other expenses. Juan has been a member of Paglaum MPC for almost one year. In the future, he hopes to expand his business and to fully pay his obligation at Paglaum MPC.
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.