Cecilia is married with three children. She is 62 years old and lives in Lutao, Panaon, Misamis Occidental.
Cecilia sells dried fish to earn a living and has had this business for four years. She has requested a loan of 14,900 PHP to be used in purchasing additional dried fish for sale.
Cecilia has been a member of PMPC for seven years. In the future, she hopes to engage in another type of 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.