Shellah is 38 years old. She is married and has three grade-school children. She lives in Northern Calamba Poblacion, Calamba Mis. Occ., Philippines.
Shellah has engaged in a fish-selling business for 12 years. She earns a monthly income of PHP 10,000. Her husband is her business partner. Shellah has requested a new loan as additional capital for her fish-vending business.
Shellah has been a member in good standing of the Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) since 2008. Her dream for the future is to save more money from her 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.