Carmelo is 39 years old and lives in Carmen annex, Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines. He is married and a father of four school-age children.
Carmelo is a motorcycle taxi driver. He owns and operates a business providing passenger services. He has been in this business for ten years. He earns PHP 4,000 a month from these activities.
He has requested a loan of PHP 20,000 at GDMPC to purchase a second-hand motorcycle. Carmelo has been member of GDMPC for one year. In the future, Carmelo hopes to expand his services and gain more income.
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.