Alma is an active member of PMPC under micro-finance. She lives in Lico-an, Maria, Siquijor. She is married with 3 school-aged children and 1 infant-aged child. Alma is engaged in hog raising. She has been in this business for 2 years, with an average monthly income of PHP 4,000. She wants to take another loan from PMPC in the amount of PHP 6,000 to purchase additional piglets. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from her business to sustain her family.
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.