Pedro is 60 years old and lives in Biasong, Lopez Jaena. He is widowed with eight children.
He works in the fish industry and catches fish for a living. He has been doing this for 5 years. He has requested a loan of 20,000 to purchase fishing equipment including nets and hooks.
Pedro has been a member of PMPC for 4 years. He hopes to buy piglets to sell in the future.
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.