Arturo C. is from the village of Gango, Ozamiz City. He is 44 years old. Arturo is married and has 1 school-aged child. To make a living, Arturo owns & operates a business venture in the food sector making & selling food. While not the only means for generating revenue, the main source of income for the business comes from selling "buko" juice in the market. Arturo has been engaged in his business for over 3 years and earns approximately 15,000 PHP a month for these activities.
In 2009, Arturo joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Arturo has successfully repaid a previous loan of 25,000 PHP from GDMPC. Arturo is requesting a new loan of 30,000 PHP which will be used to purchase raw ingredients needed to make products for sale. This will be the fifth loan taken out by Arturo 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 seven branches 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.