Estela Maria is 42 years old and lives in Taraka, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. She is married with six children.
Estela Maria has a grocery store and sells groceries and other consumable products; she earns approximately 6,000 PHP each month. She has requested a loan to be used to purchase more stock for her store.
Estela Maria has been a member of PMPC for almost three years. In the future, she 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.