Menard is 40 years old and lives in Solangon, San Juan, Siquijor. He is married with four children.
Menard has a construction supply business through which he earns approximately 2,500 PHP per month. He has requested a loan of 6000 PHP to purchase coconut trees to use for house construction, and to deliver to his buyer.
Menard has been a member of Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative for one month. In the future, Menard hopes both to improve his living conditions and to be able to send his children to school.
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.