Ellen is 43 years old, married, and has one child. She lives in Upper Centro, Tudela. Ellen sells snacks in the community, which she has been doing for three years.
Ellen is requesting a loan from PMPC, which she will use to purchase additional ingredients such as flour, sugar, oil, etc. In the future, she hopes to provide for her family's daily needs.
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.