Benjamin is married and has two children. He is 42 years old and lives in Timan, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
To earn a living, Benjamin has a merchandising business. He has had this business for six years. Each month, he earns approximately 15,000.
He is requesting a loan of 50,000 PHP to purchase construction materials such as sand and gravel. Benjamin has been a member of PMPC for two years.
In the future, Benjamin hopes to expand his 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.