Ellen is 41 years old and married with one child. She lives in Lupagan, Clarin in the Philippines.
Ellen is a farmer and raises pigs to earn a living. She has been doing this for five years. Ellen has requested a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase piglets and additional feed.
Ellen has been a member of PMPC for four years. In the future, Ellen hopes to be able to support her family financially.
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.