Marcelina is married with four children. She is 42 years of age and lives in Purok Makiangayon Blancia Molave, Zamboanga del Sur.
Marcelina sells dried fish to earn a living and has had this business for 13 years. Each month, she earns 3,700 PHP doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to to purchase more dried fish for her retail business.
Marcelina has been a member of Paglaum MPC for almost one year. In the future, Marcelina hopes to expand her business and become successful.
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.