Bernardo is 66 years old and lives in Landing, Baliangao. He is married with seven children. Bernardo works in the fishing industry and catches fish for a living. He has been doing this for four years. He has requested a loan of 35,000 PHP to purchase a fishing net and other fishing materials. Bernardo has been a member of PMPC for six years.
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.