Florencia, 52, is married with six children and lives in Linconan, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental. She is a farmer and grows corn to earn a living, which she has been doing for five years. She has requested a loan to buy additional fertilizer for her rice field.
Florencia has been member of PMPC for two years. In the future, she hopes that she can financially support the needs of her family.
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.