This is a new member of PMPC named Lucia. She is 45 years of age, married, blessed with eight children, and a resident of Sawang, Maria, Siquijor. Some of her children are school-age and the others are adult-age. She sells fish as the source of income for the family. She has operated the business for 17 years already. She's encouraged to be a part of PMPC and took a loan in the amount of Php 4,000 and shall be used to purchase more fish to sell. She is hoping to improve her family's living standard and provide the educational needs for their children.
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.