Juan is single. He is 39 years old and lives in Lower Salug Daku, Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur. He has a business selling dried fish to earn a living. He has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase more dried fish to sell. He has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, he hopes that he can better support himself financially through the help of 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.