Mrs. Emerita C. T. is a resident of Pan-ay, Clarin, Misamis Occidental blessed with 5 children and her husband who is a company driver. Two of her children are studying in college, two are in Elementary School, and her eldest son is a casual employee as a promodiser.
After her marriage life she has enjoyed raising swine in her backyard to use for her family's consumption during her childrens birthdays and other family occasions. But on the long run she decided to raise hogs and sells piglets to her neighbors. She personally manages and feeds her pigs in her backyard.
Mrs. T. joined Paglaum MPC 4 years ago. She is a member in good standing at Masanagon Center at Pan-ay, Clarin, Misamis Occidental, and is very participative and helpful to her co-members. As of this moment she is applying for a loan of Twenty Thousand Pesos (Php 20,000.00) as additional capital to purchase feed for her pigs.
Her plan is to be able to fund her childrens college education and to build someday from backyard piggery to Farm Piggery with God's help and kind hearted Kiva Lenders.
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.