Elsie is 38 years old and lives in Bato, Plaridel. She is married with five children.
To earn a living Elsie has a business of snacks vending. She earns about PHP 6,000 each month doing this type of work. Elsie has a requested loan of PHP 20000 to purchase for flour, sugar and cooking oil.
Elsie has been a member of PMPC for 8 years. In the future, Elsie hopes to expand her business and have enough saving for her family.
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.