Jessica is 39 years old and lives in Sebucao, Dumalinao, Zambaonga del Sur. She is married with 3 children.
Jessica works in the fish industry and sells fish for a living. She and her husband are working in this business. She has been doing this for 3 years and has requested a loan of PHP 14900 to purchase 10 boxes of fish for her retail business.
Jessica has been a member of PMPC for more than 2 years. In the future, Jessica hopes to have a fish cart to increase her income.
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.