Isabel is 61 years old, married with five children, and living in Baybay, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. Isabel sells dried fish for a living. She has been doing this for ten years. She has requested a loan to purchase more dried fish to sell.
Isabel has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, she 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.