Carmen, 33 years old, is married and has 5 children. She lives in Dansalan, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte. For the past 2 years, Carmen has owned and operated a small piggery. She has requested a loan to purchase more piglets and feed. Carmen has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, she hopes to have 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.