Perla is 70 years old and married. She lives at Lagag, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. In order to earn a living she takes in and raises pigs owned by her neighbors. With a desire to earn more, she decided to raise pigs on her own as well.
Through Paglaum MPC she obtained the capital to purchase her original piglets and feed. Now, she requests a loan of 10,000 PHP to buy feeds for hog raising. She really hopes and prays that her business will grow and benefit her family in addition to the income of her husband. Someday, she wants to build a concrete pig cage to easily keep more sanitary conditions.
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.