Rosalinda lives with her husband and son in San Isidro, Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur. The family is involved in a retail business. They started selling dried fish in a small store near their house. This business is the only source of income for this family, so it is very important to them. Rosalinda has now requested this loan to be able to purchase new stock of dried fish for selling to locals in her area. She hopes that someday their life will be stable financially.
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.