Candelaria is married and has two children. She is 54 years old and lives in Makawa, Aloran, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. To earn a living, Candelaria has a hog-fattening business. She has had this business for 13 years. Each month, she earns approximately PHP 12,000.
She has requested a loan to purchase more feed for her hogs. Candelaria has been a member of PMPC for 13 years. She hopes to have more savings in the future.
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.