Fe, 42, is married with three children. She lives in Usocan, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, in the Philippines.
Fe catches fish for a living and has been doing so for 20 years. She has requested a loan to purchase fishing materials.
Fe has been a member of the Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative for five years. In the future, she hopes to save enough for her children’s education.
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.