Florepe is married with five children. She is 39 years old and lives in Lower Puntod, Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental.
Florepe sells longaniza and dried fish to earn a living and has had this business for four years. Each month, she earns 6,000 Philippine pesos (PHP) doing this work. She has requested a loan of 14,000 PHP to purchase longaniza and dried fish.
Florepe has been a member of PMPC for three years. In the future, Florepe hopes to have enough money saved to pay for her children's education.
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.