Florencia is 43 years old and lives in Lumad Pagadian City. She is married, with one child.
She has a general store. She has had this business for six years. She requested a loan amounting to PHP 50,000 to purchase more stocks for her general store such as toothpaste, shampoo and beverages.
She has been a member of PMPC for almost one year. In the future, she hopes to have her own general store in her town.
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.