Nimfa is 47 years old, married with 2 adults and 1 school-age child in her family. She lived in Bitaug, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. The major source of income of the family is fishing, primarily operated by her husband, operated for 3 years having an average monthly income of Php 2,800.
Nimfa took another loan from PMPC to purchase fishing net. She hopes to catch more fish using her new fishing net to provide the daily needs of the family and put aside savings for a better future.
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.