Antonette is a widow with two children who are of infant-age. Antonette is 30 years old and lives in Balolong, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. She operates her poultry business to earn a living and has had this business for 1 year. Each month, she earns about PHP 10,000 doing this type of business.
She has been a member of PMPC for 1 year. She has requested a loan amounting to PHP 30,000 to buy more chickens and sacks of feeds. In the future, Antonette hopes to improve 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.