Elsie Bienes Group
Elsie is married and has 2 adult-aged children. To make a living, Elsie owns and operates a business venture in the agriculture sector raising livestock. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from raising pigs for sale. Elsie has been engaged in her business for over 16 years and earns approximately 2800 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2008, Elsie joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Elsie has successfully repaid a previous loan of 13,000 PHP from PMPC. This previous loan was used to to purchase baby livestock to raise and sell. Elsie is requesting a new loan of 14,900 PHP, which will be used to purchase livestock feed and other supplies. This loan will be the sixth loan taken out by Elsie from PMPC. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to supplement her family's income.
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.
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About Paglaum Multi-Purpose CooperativePaglaum 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.
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