Marlene is 58 years old and lives in Lutao, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married and has five children. Marlene has a hog-fattening business and earns approximately 5,000 PHP each month doing this work. She has requested a loan of 14,900 PHP to purchase feed for her hogs. Marlene has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future, Marlene hopes to build a livestock farm.
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.