Amedelia is 48 years old and lives in the village of Leonardo in the municipality of Josefina in Zamboanga del Sur Province. She is married and has four children.
Amedelia has a pig raising business and earns approximately 30,000 PHP every three months doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to purchase more pig feed for her business.
Amedelia has been a member of PMPC for almost 5 years. In the future, she hopes to have more savings for her children’s education.
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.