Ireneo is 55 years old and lives in Taboo, Jimenez. He is married with 3 children. He works in the fishing industry and catches and sells fish for a living. He has been doing this for 2 years.
He has requested a loan to purchase materials for his fish cage. Ireneo has been a member of PMPC for 4 years. In the future, Ireneo hopes that his business will progress so that the extra income will be available for his children's education.
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.