Natividad is a farmer and earns approximately 3,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) each month doing this type of work. She is 51 years old and lives in Cabunga-an, Clarin Misamis Occidental. She is married and has one child. Natividad has a requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to buy piglets for hog fattening. Natividad has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, she hopes to be successful in her chosen 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.