Alma is married and has six children. She is 32 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is a farmer and cares for pigs to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year.
She has requested a loan amount of PHP 14,900 to invest in her piggery business. Alma has been a member of PMPC for one year. She hopes to improve her living conditions in the future by using the profits from the 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.