Raquel is married, with two children. She is 31 years old and lives in the Philippines. Raquel is a farmer and raises pigs to earn a living. Raquel has been doing this for two years.
She has requested a loan to construct a pigpen. Raquel has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) for almost eight years.
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.