Estrellita is 61 years old, married, with adult-aged children. They are now living at Bolot, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. She has engaged in the snack-vending business for two years and earns PHP 13,000 per month to cover her costs of living.
She requested a loan amounting to PHP 14,900 to purchase raw ingredients for her snack-vending 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.