Renerio, 63, is married with two children. For the past two years he has driven a jeepney, a popular form of Philippine transportation (the jeepney was originally made from old World War II jeeps). Each month he earns approximately 15,000 PHP.
Renerio became a member of PMPC last year. He is applying for a 5,000 PHP loan to do some maintenance on his jeepney. He hopes to see his business grow.
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.