Mario is 47 years old and lives in Sto. Niño, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte. He is married with three children.
Mario has a rice and corn mill business and earns approximately 30,000 PHP each month doing this type of work. He had requested a loan of 45,000 PHP to purchase 45 sacks of corn. Mario has been a member of PMPC since this year (2011). In the future, he hopes to expand his store.
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.