Delia is 48 years old and lives in Lapasan, Clarin, Misamis Occidental. She is widow with three school-age children.
Delia has a dried fish retail business and earns approximately 8,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) each month doing this type of business. She has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to purchase more stock of dried fish for her retail business.
Delia has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, Delia hopes to improve her living conditions.
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.