Elsie is 32 years old and lives in Lower Lamac, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental. She is married with three children.
Elsie has a sari-sari store and earns approximately 2,000PHP each month doing this type of work. She has a requested a loan to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo and toothpaste.
Elsie has been a member of PMPC for 2 years. In the future, Elsie hopes to have more savings.
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.