Barry Van is 23 years old and lives in Rizal, Zamboanga Del Norte. He is married with two children.
Barry Van has a lumber business and earns approximately 10,500 PHP each month doing this type of work. He has a requested a loan of 15,000 PHP to purchase trees for lumber purposes. Barry Van has been a member of PMPC for 4 months.
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.