Flora is single, 61 years old, and lives in the Philippines. She is a farmer and grows rice to earn a living. She has been doing this for 12 years.
Flora has requested a loan to pay for the harvesting and threshing of 150 bags of rice. She has been a member of the group for four years.
In the future, Flora hopes to be able to support the everyday financial needs of her family and to expand her farm.
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.