Emma has a pig business in Lazi, Siquijor. At the age of 30 and married, she exerts more effort to make good sales. She feels that Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative has made her a better businesswoman, as she is cautious in managing her business. With good returns, she is able to renovate their house with concrete walls. Recently, Emma accessed a loan to purchase animal vitamins and feed. She hopes to double her income especially now with the high demand of pigs.
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.