Elsie is 53 years old and married with one school-aged child. She lives in Bitaug, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. For the past 20 years, she has raised pigs. Elsie earns 7,000 PHP each month to help cover her living costs. She has been a member of PMPC for almost a year.
Elsie is requesting a 7,000 PHP loan to purchase additional piglets and feed. She hopes to expand her business with the help of PMPC.
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.