Arlyn O. is from the village of Rizal, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. He is 44 years old and single. To make a living, Arlyn provides internet services in the local community and he also sells snacks and candies. He has been engaged in his business for over four years and earns approximately $220 a month from these activities.
In 2007, Arlyn joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. He has successfully repaid a previous loan of 25,000 PHP from GDMPC. Arlyn is requesting a new loan of 50,000 PHP which will be used to purchase materials that he needs to continue to provide his service. This will be his 4th loan from GDMPC. He plans to use the additional revenue generated to improve his business.
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, fisherfolk 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.