Candelaria is 57 years old and lives in Tugas, Baliangao. She is married with 5 children.
To earn a living, Candelaria runs a business selling dried fish. She earns about 6200 PHP each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of 30,000 PHP to purchase 10 boxes of dried fish to sell.
Candelaria has been a member of PMPC for 2 years.
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.