Rogelio is from the village of Taguitic, Kapatagan Lanao Del Norte. He is 49 years old and married. Rogelio grows rice for sale. Rogelio has been engaged in his business for over 12 years and earns approximately 6600 PHP a month.
In 2008, Rogelio joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services. Rogelio has successfully repaid a previous loan of 15000 PHP from GDMPC. The previous loan was used to purchase seeds, seedlings and young crops. Rogelio is requesting a new loan of 15000 PHP to purchase fertilizer such as manure. This will be his third loan from GDMPC. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve his family's general living conditions.
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.