Rogelio is from Mabini Extension Ozamiz City. He is 25 years old. Rogelio is now married and he has one child.
To make a living, Rogelio owns and operates a service-based business. The main source of income for the business comes from providing watch and cell-phone repair services to local community members. Rogelio has been in his business for 4 years and earns 8,000 PHP a month.
In 2010, Rogelio joined GDMPC to gain access to financial services to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Rogelio is requesting a loan of 15,000 PHP which will be used to purchase materials he needs to expand the services he offers in his watch and cell-phone repair business. He plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the living conditions of his family.
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.