Griza is 34 years old and lives in Lopoc, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte. She is married and the mother of two children. For the last six years, she has earned a living by catching and selling fish. She is requesting a loan for PHP 10,000 to buy more fish to sell to her customers. Griza has been a member of PMPC for one year and hopes to expand her business in the future.
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.