Gertrudes is 76 years old, married and a resident of Dullan, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Mindanao, Philippines. She earns a living through dried fish selling. Gertrudes has been in the business for 20 years already and it's going well.
She has been a member of PMPC for 5 years and enjoys the privileges being a member of the Cooperative. Now, she is applying for a loan of PHP 12,000 to buy more kilos and more varieties of dried fish to sell.
Gertrudes deeply wishes to maintain a member in good standing with PMPC.
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.