Esterlita is 54 years old and lives in Galingon, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte. She is married with five children.
To earn a living, Esterlita has a business selling a variety of foods for snacks. She earns about 1,000 PHP (Philippines pesos) each month doing this type of work. Esterlita has requested a loan to purchase raw ingredients for her snack-vending business.
Esterlita has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Esterlita would like to expand her business.
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.