Rosie is 53 years old and lives in Antonino, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte. She is married with eight children. Rosie works in the fish industry and sells fish for a living. She has been doing this for 30 years. She has requested a loan to purchase more fish to sell in her retail business.
Rosie has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Rosie hopes to expand 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.