Emelia is 50 years old and lives in Caluya, Sapang Dalaga. She is married with five children.
Emelia has an ambulant used shoes vending business and earns approximately PHP 4,500 each month doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to purchase one bundle of new stock.
Emelia has been a member of PMPC for seven years.
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.