Jonah is 31 years old, married and has three children. To help support the family Jonah sells a variety of dried and salted fish. She earns about 5000 PHP each month doing so.
Jonah has been a member of PMPC for a year. She is applying for a 120,000 PHP loan to buy more fish to sell. Her ambition is 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.