Josie is 43 years old and lives in Silangit, Tangub City. She is married and has 3 children. Josie works in the fish industry, selling and catching fish for a living. She has been doing this for 16 years. Josie has requested a loan to purchase fishing equipment.
Josie has been a member of PMPC for 4 years. In the future, she hopes to buy another fishing boat to expand 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.