Benita is 57 years old and lives in Labo, Aloran, Misamis Occidental. She is married, with 4 children. To earn a living, Benita has a retail business selling dried fish. She earns about PHP 3,000 each month doing this type of work. Benita has requested a loan of 5,000PHP to purchase more dried fish to sell.
Benita has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, Benita would like to own a stall in the market.
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.