Joven, 56 years old, is married and lives in Palayan, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. She has a hog fattening business and this is her source of income. Aside from the hog fattening business, she also had an extra fun time activity vending viand (cooked dishes) that gives her an additional income.
Through her business, she has had now two children graduate from college. Because of her hard work, Joven, with her husband, successfully educated their children. However, to generate more income and to sustain her family's needs, she applied for a loan of money from Paglaum MPC to buy additional hogs. It would be a great help for her and 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.