Marifi is happily married with three children. She lives in Pasihagon, Siquijor. She has a fishing stand in the market and she generates income from it. She has been a member of Paglaum MPC for a year. Because she is a member, PMPC extends help to Marifi with the additional capital for her fishing business. With the loan, the fishing stand she has will be productive and can give her additional income for her family's needs.
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.