Celerina is 48 years old and lives in Dela Paz, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. She is married with 4 children. Celerina works in the fish industry and she catches and sells fish for a living. She has been doing this for 5 years. She has requested a loan to purchase additional net for fishing. She has been a member of PMPC for 2 years. In the future, Celerina hopes to expand her fishing 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.