Emeliana is 66 years old and lives in Lobogon, Aloran Misamis Occidental. She is married and has seven children. Emeliana sells a variety of fish as her business. She has had this business for 20 years. She requested a loan of 7,000 PHP to purchase more fish to sell. Emeliana has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, Emeliana hopes to save a lot of money.
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.