Jonathan is 52 years old and lives in Causwagan, Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte. He is married and has three children.
Jonathan buys and sells charcoal to earn a living and he has had this business for 10 years. Each month, he earns 10,000 PHP doing this type of work. He has requested a loan of 40,000 PHP in order to purchase more sacks of charcoal to sell and to deliver.
Jonathan has been a member of PMPC for two 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.