Maribel is married and has three children. Maribel is 34 years old and lives in Baybay, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
Maribel sells dried fish to earn a living and had this business for 20 years. Each month, she earns 10,000 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for 12,000 to buy more dried fish to sell.
Maribel has been a member of PMPC for 2 years. In the future, Maribel 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.