Mercedita is 49 years old and lives in Balanlinao, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. She is married with two children.
Mercedita has a business in which she buys and sells pigs, and she earns approximately 4,500 PHP each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to buy piglets, feed and vitamins.
Mercedita has been a member of PMPC for eight years. In the future, she hopes to buy a motorcycle for transportation to earn additional income for her family.
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.