Bibiana is 61 years old, widowed, and lives at Sta. Felomina, Dipolog City. In order to earn a living, she raises pigs. She will use the loan to buy two piglets for her to earn additional income. Through Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative, she obtained the capital to purchase two additional piglets and feed. She really hopes and prays that her business will grow and benefit her family, in addition to providing her with income. Someday she plans to renovate her pig cage to keep more sanitary 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.