Jaime is married with one child. Jaime is 45 years old and lives in Cabilinan, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur. To earn a living, Jaime is engaged in a transportation business, serving in his community and he had been in this kind of business for seven years. Each month, he earns PHP 4,000 doing this type of work. He has requested a loan of Php 12,000 to purchase spare parts for his motorcycle and a portion of his loan will go to purchase additional goods to sell in his sari-sari (general) store.
Jaime has been a member of GDMPC for one year. In the future, Jaime hopes to purchase another motorcycle for transport.
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.
GDMPC: people empowering people.
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.