Floripes is 60 years old. She is married with five adult children. She lives in Poblacion Sibutad Zamboanga del Norte. Floripes has engaged in a sari-sari store (small general store) in town and earned a monthly income of PHP 6,500.
Now she is applying for a loan to buy more inventory for her sari-sari store, like basic commodities. Floripes is a good member of Paglaum MPC and enjoys the benefit of being a PMPC member.
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.