Elena is 65 years old and lives in Landing, Baliangao. She is married with five children.
To earn a living, Elena has a business selling fruits and vegetables. She earns about PHP 6,500 each month doing this type of work. Elena has requested a loan of PHP 50,000 to purchase more fruits and vegetables to sell.
Elena has been a member of PMPC for five 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.