Estela is married and has three children. Estela is 38 years old and lives in Dela Paz, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
Estela sells dried fish to earn a living and has had this business for 10 years. Each month, she earns 10,000 PHP doing this type of work.
She has requested a loan for 8,000 PHP to purchase more dried fish to sell.
Estela has been a member of PMPC for two years. In the future, Estela hopes to expand her business.
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.