Florencia is 44 years old and lives in Lumad, Pagadian City. She is married and the mother of one child. For the last eight years, she has earned a living by running a store where she sells dry goods. She is requesting this loan to buy more items to sell to her customers. Florencia has been a member of PMPC for three years.
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.