Elsa is 41 years old and lives in Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is separated from her husband and has 3 children.
To earn a living, Elsa has a business selling fish. She earns about PHP 2,000.00 each month doing this type of work. Elsa has requested a loan of PHP 10,000 to purchase more fish to sell.
Elsa has been a member of PMPC for 6 years. In the future, Elsa would like to see her children finish college.
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.