Estela is 49 years old and lives in Map-an, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. She is married with eight children.
Estela has a refreshment store that sells bread, kakanin, and drinks; she earns approximately 4,500 PHP each month. She has requested a loan for purchasing additional food and drinks for her existing business.
Estela has been a member of PMPC for almost eight 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.