The early Filipino immigrants did not trust each other, and for a good reason. Most stock holders not only did not get dividends but never knew what happened to their investment. They did not even trust banks; they entrusted their savings, many of them, to "Papa-San" their store keeper friend, who held the money in trust without interest "as a favor." The money was always ready whenever the owner wanted it, but if he did not need it, it stayed with Papa-San who used it meanwhile to aid his capital and thus enlarge his business. During the plantation years there was very cheap labor for all the plantation workers including the Filipinos. The Filipino men were paid $20.00 a month, the women would be paid $12.00 a month, and the children were paid according to how much work they did.