Angelita is 46 years old and lives in Punta, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with five children. Angelita sells fish for a living, and has been doing this for 20 years.
Angelita has requested a loan of 50,000 Philippine pesos to purchase more fish to sell. She has been a member of Kiva field partner PMPC for seven years. In the future, Angelita hopes to see her children finish their studies, and she wants to be able to expand her business by opening up several fish stalls.
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.