Lolita is 52 years old and lives in Upper Puntod, Lopez Jaena. She is married and has 4 children. For the past 10 years, Lolita has worked in the fish industry, selling fish for a living. She has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 to purchase boxes of assorted fish. Lolita has been a member of PMPC for 6 years. In the future, she hopes to expand her business.
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.