Elsa is married with five children. She is 52 years old and lives in Calube, Aloran Misamis Occidental.
Elsa runs a general store and sells rice to earn a living. She has had this business for 5 years. Each month, she earns PHP 2,500 doing this type of work. She has requested a loan of PHP 14,900 to purchase more stock for her general store such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.
In the future, Elsa hope to buy new galvanized metal sheeting.
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.