Trixia is married with two children. She is 32 years old and lives in Villaflor, Oroquieta City. She is engaged in buying and selling dried fish and longaniza (pork sausage) to earn a living. She has had this business for one year. Each month, she earns PHP 5,000 doing this type of work.
She has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 for additional stock for her buy-and-sell business. As a PMPC member for one year, Trixia hopes to have more savings in the 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.