Florida is 60 years old and lives in Talairon, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. She is married, with five children.
Florida has a store where she sells a variety of products, such as soft drinks, cooking oils, bread, biscuits, candies, and many others. She has had this business for ten years.
She requested a loan of PHP 10,000 (ten thousand pesos) to purchase more stock for her general store, such as soap and toothpaste. Florida has been a member of Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) for 12 years. In the future, Florida hopes to have more savings.
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.