Elizabeth is married with three children. She is 39 years old and lives in Tawi-tawi, Aloran, Misamis Occidental.
She sells snacks to earn a living and has had this business for 10 years. She has requested a loan of PHP 3,000 to purchase ingredients to make banana-based snacks and other snack items.
Elizabeth has been a member of PMPC for one year. In the future, she hopes to own a mini refreshment shop someday.
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.