Francisca is 53 years old and lives in Dela Paz, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with three children.
Francisca is engaged in rice palay trading and dried fish vending businesses and earns approximately PHP 2,500 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to purchase additional stocks of dried fish and rice palay to sell.
Francisca has been a member of PMPC for almost nine years. In the future, Francisca 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.