Lourdes is 53 years old and lives in Upper Puntod, Lopez Jaena. She is married with three children.
Lourdes works in the fish industry and sells fish for a living. She has been doing this for thirteen years. She has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase more different kinds of fish to sell.
Lourdes has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, she hopes to repair and improve their 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.