Arly is 44 years old and lives in Canlambo, Larena, Siquijor. She is married and has four children. Arly has been selling fish daily for six years, earning PHP 2,500 monthly. She has requested a loan of PHP 10,000 to purchase fish to sell to the market.
Arly has been a member of Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative for 10 months. In the future, she hopes to improve her family's living conditions and grow 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.