Flordelina is 56 years old and lives in San Vicente Bajo, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, the Philippines. She is married with one child.
Flordelina has a sari-sari general store, from which she earns approximately 10,000 Philippines pesos (PHP) a month. She has requested a loan to purchase more stock for her general store such as shampoo, toothpaste, vinegar and soap. She has been a member of PMPC for eight years and in the future hopes to increase her 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.