Erlinda is married with four children. Erlinda is 47 years of age and lives in Culo Molave, Zamboanga Del Sur.
Erlinda sells dry goods to earn a living and has had this business for five years. Each month, She earns 5,000 Philippines pesos doing this type of work. She has requested a loan to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, etc.
Erlinda has been a member of Paglaum MPC for almost five years. In the future, Erlinda hope to expand her business and improve her lifestyle.
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.