Rey Mariano is single. He is 53 years old and lives in the Philippines. Rey operates a specialized retail store, which sells a variety of food products, in the local community to earn a living. He has been doing this for 17 years and every month he earns PHP7,000 from this work. He has requested a loan of PHP15,000 to purchase additional products to sell. Rey Mariano has been a member of GDMPC for a year. In the future, Rey Mariano hopes to improve and expand his business.
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.