Panfila is 64 years old and married, and she lives at Siparok, Jose Dalman, Zamboanga del Norte, in the Philippines.
To earn a living, she takes in pigs and raises them from her neighborhood. The piglets owners share in the profit upon sale, which is divided 60/40 or 70/30 depending on their agreement. But with a desire to earn more, Panfila has decided to raise pigs on her own as well.
Now she has requested a loan of PHP 8,000 to buy piglets and feeds.
She really hopes and prays that her business will grow and benefit her family, in addition to her husband's income. Someday, she wants to build a concrete pig cage to keep more sanitary conditions more easily.
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.