Samuel D. is from the city of Gango Ozamiz City. He is 47 years old. Samuel is married and has 3 school-age children. To make a living, Samuel owns & operates a business venture in the retail sector operating a specialized retail store. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes primarily from selling woods in the local community. Samuel has been engaged in his business for over 3 years and earns approximately 10,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Samuel joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Samuel is requesting a new loan of 20,000 PHP which will be used to repair a transport vehicle used in the business. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Samuel from GDMPC. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of his family.
GDMPC is one of the most progressive cooperatives in Mindanao, Philippines. It has four branches and three units offices covering the provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Its membership is composed mostly of farmers, fisherfolks and small entrepreneurs.
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Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) was founded in 1992 by 32 farmer-members to empower people by providing livelihood opportunities and other support services. Today, it has over 15,000 members located in upland, lowland and coastal regions of the Philippines, and offers credit, savings, education, and various social services.