Consolacion is 71 years old, a widow and has 9 adult children. All of her children are married. She lives in Tugas, Baliangao, Misamis Occidental.
Consolacion has engaged in a coco farming business for 50 years and this is her primary source of income earning her a monthly income of PHP 5,000. Consolacion has requested a new loan to buy 5 pigs to feed as another source of income. She remains a member in good standing in Paglaum and wish to save more out of her new 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.