Rufina is 54 years old and lives in Punta, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with five children.
Rufina works in the fish industry and sells fish for a living. She has been doing this for 10 years. She has requested a loan to purchase fish to sell for her fish vending business.
Rufina has been a member of PMPC for 11 years. In the future, Rufina hopes to expand her business in the town.
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.