Cresilda is married, with three children. She is 46 years old and lives in Cagay-anon, Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental.
Cresilda sells a variety of fish, shrimp, and crabs to earn a living and has had this business for six years. She has requested loan of PHP 11,000 to purchase more fish, shrimp, and crabs. Cresilda has been a member of PMPC for five years. In the future, she hopes to send her children to college.
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.