Celerina is married with four children. Celerina is 47 years old and lives in Dela Paz, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
Celerina sells pig lechon to earn a living and had this business for five years. Each month, she earns 8,000 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 12,000 PHP to purchase pigz to cook as lechon to sell. Celerina has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Celerina 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.