Jim is 53 years old and lives in Silanga, Tangub City. He is married with 5 children.
Jim works in the fish industry and sells fish for a living. He has been doing this for 10 years. He has requested a loan to buy a fishing net and other items used for fishing.
Jim is a new member of PMPC. In the future, he hopes to improves living conditions by using the profits from fishing and aims to have his own fishing boat for the expansion of his 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.