Jerson is 47 years old and lives in San Pablo, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur. He is married with three children.
Jerson has a shop and a traveling rice mill from which he sells rice. He has had this business for 20 years. He requested a loan to purchase additional sacks of rice to sell.
Jerson has been a member of PMPC for almost two months. In the future, Jerson hopes to expand his business and his lifestyle.
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.