Cecilia is married with four children. She is 54 years old and lives in Lower Lamac, Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental.
To earn a living, Cecilia has a hog fattening business. She has had this business for 5 years. Each month, she earns approximately PHP 2,000. Cecilia has been a member of PMPC for 1 year. She applied for PHP 14,900 to purchase sacks of feed and vaccines.
In the future, Cecilia hopes to expand her business into a piggery someday.
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.