Elbina is 44 years old and lives in San Andres, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with six children.
Elbina is engaged in a business buying and selling coconuts and earns approximately PHP 3,000 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to be used to purchase additional coconuts for her existing coconuts business.
Elbina has been a member of PMPC for a year. In the future, Elbina 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.