Marlene is 59 years old and lives in Lutao, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with five children.
Marlene is engaged in a hog-fattening business and earns approximately PHP 3,000 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to be used to purchase additional sacks of feed for her hog-fattening activity.
Marlene has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, Marlene hopes to expand her 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.