Jenina is an active member of PMPC. She is 43 years old and a single mom with three school-age children. She lives in Bitaug, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. She has been selling fish for four years, earning a daily average income of Php 100. She took her second loan from PMPC to purchase a new weighing scale and fish for the business. She plans to use the profit to support her children's need.
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.