Elbert is 34 years old and lives in Ponong, Larena, Siquijor. He is married with three children. Elbert has a backyard piggery to earn a living, and he has had this business for 14 years. He earns about PHP 2,500 a week doing this type of work.
He requested a loan amounting to PHP 20,000 to purchase medicines and feeds for his backyard piggery business. Elbert is a new member of the Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative. He hopes to grow his business and have savings deposited for his children's future education.
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.