Conchita is 43 years old and lives in Biasong, Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental. She is married with two children. Conchita sells fish for a living. She has been doing this for 10 years. She has requested a loan to purchase fish. Conchita has been a member of PMPC for eight years. In the future, Conchita hopes to have enough savings for her family's future.
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.