Maximeno is 72 years old and married with five children. He lives in Lupagan, Clarin, Philippines. For the past ten years, Maximeno has worked in the fish industry and he sells fish for a living. He has been a member of PMPC for four years.
Maximeno is requesting a loan to purchase feed for his fishpond business. In the future, he hopes to improve the general living conditions of his family.
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.