Emma is forty-four years old and lives in Balanlinao, Plaridel. She is married with three children.
Emma works in the fish industry and sells fish for a living. She has been doing this for three years. She has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase a fishing net, hooks and gasoline.
Emma has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future, Emma hopes to have enough savings for her family's needs.
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.