Jonathan is married with 3 children. Jonathan is 52 years old and lives in Causwagan, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte.
Jonathan buys and sells charcoal to earn a living and has had this business for 12 years. Each month, he earns 10,000 PHP doing this type of work. He has requested a loan for 40,000 PHP to purchase more sacks of charcoal to sell at retail.
Jonathan has been a member of PMPC for 2 years. In the future, Jonathan 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.