Ester is married with one child. Ester is 55 years old and lives in Ozamiz City.
Ester sells fashion jewelry to earn a living and has had this business for five years. Each month, she earns PHP 25,000 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of PHP 25,000 to purchase more beads for her fashion jewelry sales business.
Ester has been a member of PMPC for four years.
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.