Elsa is married with 3 children. She is 60 years old and lives in the Philippines. Elsa is a farmer and produces mango fruit to earn a living. She has been doing this for 15 years and she earns 10,000 PHP a month from this business. She has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase 100 liters of spray fertilizer for mangoes. Elsa has been a member of PMPC for 1 year.
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.