Teresita is single and has two children. She is 59 years old and lives in Libertad Bajo, Sinacaban, Philippines.
Teresita sells dried fish and longganisa (a type of sausage) to earn a living and has had this business for three years. She has requested a loan to purchase additional longganisa and dried fish to sell.
Teresita has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, Teresita hopes to save for future emergencies.
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.