Rochelle is 31 years old, married with two children (an infant and one school age) and presently living in Bitaug, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor.
She has engaged in selling of fish for eight years as their source of income and earns 6,000 PHP a month to support their living. Now, she requested a loan amounting to 5,000 PHP to purchase some fishing net materials.
She has been a PMPC member for a couple of months and hopes to expand her livelihood by having different fishing equipment.
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.