Carlos is 65 years old and lives in Butuay, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He is widowed with four children.
Carlos has a hollow block-making business and earns approximately 5,000 PHP each month doing this type of work. He has requested a loan of 20,000 PHP to be used to purchase construction materials for house repair.
Carlos has been a member of PMPC for almost two years. In the future, Carlos 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.