Cristina is 48 years old and lives in the Philippines. She is married and has three children.
To earn a living, Cristina has a business selling dried fish. She earns about PHP 10,000 each month doing this type of work. Cristina has requested a loan of PHP 5,000 to purchase dried fish to sell to customers of her dried fish stall.
Cristina has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, she would like to have a number of dried fish stalls in the locality.
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.