Erlinda is 61 years old and lives in Anonang, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur. She is widowed and has one child.
Erlinda has a shop, where she sells produce, like mangoes, bananas, and tomatoes. She has had this business for four years. She requested a loan to use for buying additional produce to sell.
Erlinda has been a member of PMPC for four years. She hopes to expand her business in the future.
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.