MASS-SPECC Cooperative Development Center

1st RUNNER-UP – MICRO-AGRI CATEGORY

BONIFACIO COLCOL

Bonifacio Colcol

Matalam, North Cotabato
Cooperative: Makilala Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Micro-enterprise: Piggery and Biogas Technology 

INGENUITY FROM PIGGERY TO BIOGAS

Necessity is the mother of innovation. This truly reflects how micro-agri entrepreneur Bonifacio Colcol of Makilala MPC saw a great opportunity to earn more from his need to dispose of the waste material from his piggery business.

Having graduated from high school, Bonifacio has never been deterred from striving hard for a better quality of life. He used to be a public utility van driver traversing the Davao-Kabakan route. However, his income from being a driver was just enough for his family to make ends meet..

With his savings and the loans granted by Makilala MPC, he started his piggery business and was able to develop his biogas technology. With this innovation, Bonifacio got to save money from buying LPG or firewood and, at the same time, earns from installing it in different households. For seven years, they were able to successfully market biogas, inspiring other livestock entrepreneurs to follow Colcol’s example. His story proves that nothing is wasted in entrepreneurship, from selling the meat of the hogs he is raising down to turning pig-poop into the sustainable biogas.

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