Lilia, 57, lives in Danao, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental. She is married with eight children.
Lilia works in the fish industry and sells fish for a living. She has been doing this for 30 years. She has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase boxes of assorted fish for resale.
Lilia has been a member of PMPC for six years. In the future, she hopes to build a new house.
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.