Flora is 50, married, and has one child. She lives in Lumbayao, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte.
Flora sells bananas to earn a living, and had this business for 20 years. Each month, she earns 10,000 PHP doing this. She has requested a loan of 14,900 PHP to purchase more bananas to sell. Flora has been a member of PMPC for three years.
In the future, Flora hopes to expand her business.
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.