Concepcion has been a member of PMPC for a year. Being divorced with five children, she earns a living through farming and has raised pigs for eight years. She is 68 years old and lives in San Vicente, Sinacaban, Philippines.
She has requested a loan to purchase additional feed and other animal supplies. In the future, Concepcion hopes to improve their living conditions.
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.