Jonas V. is from the village of Santa Cruz. He is 56 years old, married, and has six children. To make a living, he sells seafood products, including fish and shrimp, in the local community. Jonas has been engaged in his business for over twenty years and earns approximately $163 a month for these activities.
In 2010, Jonas joined PMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. He is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to purchase additional products to sell. This will be his 1st loan from PMPC. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to financially support immediate members of his family.
Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) is one of the most progressive cooperatives in northwestern Mindanao. It reaches out to the rural poor using the Grameen model.
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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.