Elisa is married with three adult children and one school-aged child. Elisa is 52 years old and lives in Baybay Sta. Cruz, Ozamis City.
Elisa sells ready-to-wear items to earn a living, and has had this business for a year. Each month, she earns 5,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) doing this type of work. She has requested a loan for PHP 25,000 to purchase more items like shirts and pants for trading.
Elisa is a new member of PMPC. In the future, Elisa hopes to save money for the education of her children.
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.