Jerson is 59 years old and lives in Punta, Panaon, Misamis Occidental. He is married and has two children.
Jerson is engaged in a fishing and fish vending business and earns approximately PHP 4,000 each month doing this type of work. He has requested a loan of PHP 5,000 to be used in purchasing additional fishing nets.
Jerson has been a member of PMPC just this year. In the future, he 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.