Edilma is 64 years old and lives in Cabol-anonan, Tudela. She is widowed and has 6 children.
Edilma works in the fish industry, selling fish for a living. She has been doing this for 10 years. Edilma has requested a loan of PHP 40,000 to purchase additional fish to sell. Edilma has been a member of PMPC for 3 years. In the future, Edilma hopes to improve the general living conditions of her family.
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.