Ricarido B. is from the city of Bernard, Ozamiz City. He is 50 years old. Ricarido is married and has two adult children. To make a living, Ricarido owns & operates a business selling grilled chicken "lechon manok" in the community. Ricarido has been engaged in his business for over nine years and earns approximately 34,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2010, Ricarido joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Ricarido is requesting a new loan of 30,000 PHP, which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. This loan will be the first loan taken out by Ricarido 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 unit 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.