Benjamin is 50 years old and lives in Locsoon, Tudela, Philippines. He is married with four children.
Benjamin has a chainsaw operating business and earns approximately PHP 10,000 each month doing this type of work. He has requested a loan to restock additional lumber to sell.
Benjamin has been a member of PMPC for a month. In the future, Benjamin hopes to earn more, part of which will be allocated to 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.